A FRAUDSTER from Palmers Green has been jailed after selling fake car parts and vehicles with false service histories for thousands of pounds online.
Antonis Antzouli, of Farndale Avenue, admitted fraud and counterfeit charges at Wood Green Crown Court, on Friday June 30.
The 34-year-old was sentenced on the same day to six months for counterfeit goods charges and 12 months for fraud charges, to run consecutively.
The court heard Antzouli started trading in counterfeit goods in 2008.
Seven years later in June 2015 he was caught in possession of unauthorised trademarked goods which he sold on online auction sites under vehicle manufacturers including Peugeot, BMW, Renault and Volvo.
He was found to have forged the service histories of at least 18 vehicles making around £79,500 from his various illegal activities.
The Court also ordered the destruction of the counterfeit items and those Antzouli used to create false service histories.
Mr Antzouli is now subject to confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act to recover money made from his illegal activities.
“Customers have the right to expect to receive the goods they have paid for and not receive a poor quality counterfeit knock-off instead,” said Cllr Daniel Anderson, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment
“We will not tolerate illegal activity in Enfield and we will take effective action to deal with traders who flout the law,” he said.
“Deceit as not an acceptable basis for a business model and I am pleased that the Court has reinforced that message by jailing Mr Antzouli for his misdemeanours.
“Building strong communities relies on us properly regulating businesses so they stick to the rules for the benefit of both consumers and other law abiding companies who are otherwise disadvantaged when others behave in a criminal manner.”