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Aug 31, 2016 12:42 PM

7 shops at Hampton Beach busted for selling counterfeit Monster Energy goods

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HAMPTON — Three owners of seven clothing stores at Hampton Beach have been charged with selling counterfeit Monster Energy goods.

In early August, Monster Energy hired a private investigation firm to file a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security Investigations about recent counterfeit activity.

The firm was granted search warrants in all seven stores. After the searches, hundreds of counterfeit Monster Energy clothing, jewelry, and heat presses were found.

The owner of Shirt Mania - Nejat Ugur - was arrested on one count of dealing in counterfeit goods.

The owner of Mohab’s Jewelry, Shirt Factory and Maggies - Mohab Sharibia - was arrested on three counts of dealing in counterfeit goods.

The owner of Shirt Works, T-Shirt City and Shirts R Us - Michael Fallas - was arrested on three counts of dealing in counterfeit goods.

All three subjects were released on $5,000 personal bail and are due to appear in court on Oct. 18.

Anyone with information on similar cases are asked to contact the Hampton police department at 603-929-4444.

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