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Toronto police raid store for allegedly selling knockoffs of big brands

Nearly $2 million worth of alleged knockoff clothing has been seized from a discount store in Toronto after a criminal search warrant by Toronto Police.

Brands Gone Wild at 1225 The Queensway in Etobicoke was the sight of a gigantic seizure after cops received a tip the store was selling counterfeit items.

Police allege the store, which was advertised as "selling brands for less,” had multiple counterfeit clothing items labelled as Nike, Puma, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein and that a total of $1.8 million of clothing was seized

As a result, 64-year-old Frank Monte and 45-year-old Michael Guerrireo are facing multiple charges including fraud over $5000 and passing off descriptions of wares.

Both are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Monday, May 15.

If you have visited this store before, you might want to double-check your Nike sweatshirt.

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Brands Gone Wild

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