Old news from the weekend, but still interesting. From the Chicago Tribune:
Knock three times, buy cheap — and fake — Nikes. That's the scam a shop owner was running out of a women's boutique in the South Loop, police said Saturday.
The owner, Boe Eng, 43, of the 2500 block of West 40th Street, was charged with felony theft as well as unauthorized use of trademarks, a misdemeanor. He was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail at a Saturday hearing before Cook County Circuit Judge Peggy Chiampas.
On Friday morning, police seized boxes full of 1,864 pairs of Nike gym shoes believed to be fakes at EPretty Inc., 626 W. Roosevelt Road, and arrested Eng, authorities said. The shoes are worth an estimated $162,000.