Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and South Toms River Police Chief William Kosh announced that on August 23, Rasheem Paige, 47, of South Toms River, was charged with Counterfeiting and Being a Certain Person Not to Possess a Weapon.
The charges result from an investigation conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crime Squad, Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations and the South Toms River Police Department.
Investigation revealed that while operating a storefront located on Dover Road in South Toms River, Paige was selling counterfeit goods purporting to be brands from Louis Vuitton, Versace, Nike, Polo, Gucci, North Face, Fendi, and Coach.
According to officials, on August 23, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crime Squad, Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations, and South Toms River Police Department executed a court-authorized search warrant at the business location in South Toms River.
As a result, Detectives seized over 600 counterfeit items, a pellet handgun, and a hyper-speed folding knife.
Officials said that Paige was arrested at the business location and served with the charges via summons pending an upcoming first appearance in Ocean County Superior Court.