Selling fake Rolexes to people all over the United States through the Internet got one man more than $20,000. It also got him a day in court.
Alan Tudor pled guilty to nine counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. Due to a plea arrangement, all charges were consolidated to four judgments for sentencing.
Tudor sold the fake brand name watches over E-bay, an Internet auction site.
“He was selling fake Rolexes to people at real Rolex prices,” said Assistant District Attorney Lynn Broadway.
Tudor sold the watches to unknowing customers in Texas, California, New Jersey, Arkansas, Ohio, Arizona and Minnesota.
He received thousands of dollars for each watch. One watch that he sold to a resident of California illegally brought him more than $5,000.
Tudor received a six- to eight-month suspended sentence. He was initially sentenced to 48 months of supervised probation.
Due to the $20,312 in restitution Tudor must pay back, as well as nearly $1,000 in attorney fees, the probationary period was extended to 60 months so that Tudor could have more time to pay off his debt.
The judge warned Tudor that the United States government could indict him for federal charges for his crime.
Along with the probation and restitution, Tudor will also have to serve 300 hours of community service.
The following pleas were also made in court:
Stephanie Elders pled guilty to misdemeanor larceny.
On April 28, 2001, Elders used a Belk credit card that she knew had been stolen.
Elders claimed that the man who stole the card refused to give her a ride back home unless she used it.
The card had been reported stolen, and once the police arrived on the scene, the cardâ€™s thief ran off and left Elders there. He was later arrested.
“Iâ€™m not particularly sympathetic to people who steal credit cards and use them,” said Judge Richard Boner. “Iâ€™ve been a victim of them myself.”
She received a 45-day suspended sentence, probation and 100 hours of community service.
Kim Duggins pled guilty to felony possession of cocaine. A charge of carrying a concealed weapon was dropped as part of a plea arrangement.
Duggins possessed three crack rocks and a crack pipe when his truck was pulled over by police.
He also had a machete concealed in his car, but charges of carrying a concealed weapon were dropped as part of a plea agreement.
Duggins received a six- to eight-month suspended sentence and 24 months supervised probation.by Sarah Grano