Ocean County Man Charged With Selling Counterfeit Goods

Rasheem Paige (Photo courtesy Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

SOUTH TOMS RIVER – A 47-year-old man was arrested and charged after authorities discovered that he was selling counterfeit merchandise at a local store front.

  Rasheem Paige of South Toms River was charged with Counterfeiting as well as two counts of Being a Certain Person Not to Possess a Weapon.

  The investigation led police to find Paige selling fake goods at a storefront located on Dover Road in South Toms River. These items were falsely claiming to be brands such as from Louis Vuitton, Versace, Nike, Polo, Gucci, North Face, Fendi, and Coach.

  On August 23, detectives executed a search warrant at the business and seized over 600 counterfeit items, a pellet handgun, and a hyper speed folding knife.

As a result, Paige was arrested at the business location, and served with the charges via summons pending an upcoming first appearance in Ocean County Superior Court.

  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and South Toms River Police Chief William Kosh commend the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crime Squad, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit, Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations, and South Toms River Police Department, for their combined and collective assistance in connection with this investigation.

  The charges referenced are merely accusations and the public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law