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An eBay fraudster who used covert identities to sell fake Manchester United goods through the online auction site has been jailed and ordered to return Ã‚Â£70,000 to his victims.
Simon Edward Hurley from Coulsdon in Surrey was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on Friday to nine months' imprisonment and ordered to pay back Ã‚Â£70,000 plus Ã‚Â£8,000 costs within six months.
If Hurley fails to pay the money back, he faces a default sentence of a further two years in prison.
The counterfeit goods were first discovered following a raid on Hurley's key cutting and engraving premises by Trading Standards officers and the Metropolitan Police. In April, Hurley pleaded guilty to a total of 16 offences including the sale of money clips, cigarette lighters and tankers engraved with the Manchester United crest through eBay.
A subsequent investigation of Hurley's financial affairs by the Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) found he sold more than 6,600 items for Ã‚Â£104,500 between 18 March 2003 and 25 December 2003 - and that significant deposits into a number of bank accounts were not consistent with his modest legitimate income.
The ARA said Hurley has sufficient assets, including equity in his home, investments, a Porsche Boxster, a Ducati motorbike and a custom built Spondon Hayabusa motorbike, to pay the confiscation order.
Councillor Paul Smith, Croydon Council cabinet member for public protection and crime reduction, said in a statement: "This is a magnificent effort from Croydon Trading Standards officers, whose painstaking investigation has put an end to a criminal enterprise that was duping hundreds of innocent internet buyers who believed they were buying the real thing."