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Thamesmead man caught with bogus fitness DVDs slapped with £1,000 fine

PUBLISHED: 13:13 07 April 2016 | UPDATED: 13:13 07 April 2016

Hussain Shaney Mahoney, Dutton House, Southmere Drive was charged with three different counts of counterfeit goods charges.

Hussain Shaney Mahoney, Dutton House, Southmere Drive was charged with three different counts of counterfeit goods charges.

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He pleaded guilty to all offences

A 30-year-old man from Thamesmead caught with box sets of fitness DVDs which looked like a popular brand has been fined.

Hussain Shaney Mahoney, Dutton House, Southmere Drive was charged with three different counts of counterfeit goods charges.

In all three incidents, Mahoney was found with box sets of exercise DVDs which could be mistaken for Beachbody LLC.

On one of the occasions, he had put the box set up for sale.

All of DVDs were confirmed as fakes.

Mahoney, who had multiple aliases, had previous convictions for counterfeiting offences.

For each of the three offences Mahoney was fined £120 and ordered to pay £100 compensation. He was also ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £320 towards prosecution costs – making a total of £1,000.

If you think you have been sold counterfeit goods, or if you suspect somebody is selling fake goods, call the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

If you have purchased an item that you believed to be genuine but now believe it may be counterfeit you can report it to Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud.

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