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Man detained over selling fake jewelry online

A 33-year-old man has been detained for allegedly selling fake jewelry through the Internet, the first case of its kind, Huangpu District police said today.
Police arrested Kuang Liou on August 6 after they allegedly found dozens of fake jewels at his home waiting to be delivered to buyers.

Kuang earned more than 1.73 million yuan (US$253,099) from goods sold in the year from June 2008 to June 2009. If the goods had been genuine, they would have been worth over 10 million yuan, police said.

Kuang started selling online in 2005 on, China's fast-growing online shopping platform, offering counterfeit goods of famous bands such as Cartier, Gucci and Tiffany, most of which was jewelry.

He also provided fake certificates made in Shenzhen authenticating the items he sold, police said.

Police said Taobao helped to locate the suspect when investigators went to the company's headquarters in Hangzhou looking for evidence.


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