29 Jun '17, 6am

It's after an investigation by @WSCCTS in #westsussex

A trader who sold fake Rolex watches for thousands of pounds in West Sussex has been sentenced after he was caught by Trading Standards. Jamie Thorpe, trading under the name Ludgate Watches, sold counterfeit watches and parts and even tampered with official Rolex warranty booklets. The 33-year-old was investigated by West Sussex Trading Standards following a consumer complaint in December 2014, when a victim purchased a £2,425 Rolex watch from him via eBay. On receiving the watch, she immediately believed it counterfeit and confirmed it with a Rolex dealer. The Rolex Watch Company carried out test purchases on three Rolex dials from Ludgate Watches, before West Sussex Trading Standards bought a branded warranty book from the company. All were fakes. Trading Standards searched four addresses in West Sussex, Surrey and East Sussex. Fake watches, watch dials, watch straps, gu...

Full article: https://www.spiritfm.net/news/sussex-news/2318246/trader-...

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