Missouri City man accused of trying to sell fake goods

MISSOURI CITY, TX (KTRK) -- A Missouri City man is accused of importing and attempting to sell thousands of dollars' worth of counterfeit items.

Joshua Williams, 24, has now been indicted by a Fort Bend grand jury. He's charged with trademark counterfeiting.

According to police, a shipment worth upwards of $60,000 was intercepted by the Department of Homeland Security. Police investigators then began an undercover operation in which they posed as potential buyers responding to ads which Williams allegedly posted on social media sites and Craigslist.

Upon making the arrest, detectives located several fake Rolex watches, bogus "Beats by Dr. Dre" headphones, sunglasses, handbags and backpacks. Police say Williams was selling each online for a fraction of the cost which you might expect to pay for a legitimate item.

"If it sounds too good to be true, chances are, it is," said Missouri City Police Captain Paul Poulton.

The indictment alleges Williams took part in this scene from March 2 through April 10 of this year. He was arrested and has since bonded out of jail while awaiting trial.
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