Jefferson Davis County Resident Arrested for Selling Counterfeit Goods

March 25, 2014

A Jefferson Davis County resident has been arrested for the sale of counterfeit goods in the Columbia, MS area, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Willie “Bo” Lorenzo Greer, 60, of Jefferson Davis County was arrested Friday following an undercover investigation by the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. Greer is accused of selling the items at a Flea Market in Columbia. Greer is charged with one count of forging any trademarks and labels or other markings used by the owner of the label in the manufacture of goods. While executing the search warrant, Investigators seized multiple items in alleged counterfeit goods, including designer handbags, CD’s/DVD’s, NFL Jerseys, and designer sunglasses.

If found guilty on the current charge, Greer faces five years in prison and $10,000 in fines. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Greer was booked into the Marion/Walthall County Detention Center. Bond was set for $10,000.

The case is being investigated by Investigator Shannon Beaver of the Consumer Protection Division and will be prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Patrick Beasley. The arrest was made with the assistance of Investigators from the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division. Other agencies assisting the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office include Homeland Security Investigations and Columbia Police Department.


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