A south Florida couple was arrested late Wednesday, charged with trying to sell counterfeit watches, purses, shoes, and handbags — valued at $2.4 million, had the cache been authentic, the Palm Beach Post reported.
Steven Price, 32, and Deva Overman, 37, were booked into the Palm Beach County jail after Price offered to sell a detective 37 watches in the parking lot of a pizzeria.
The watches were replicas of famous brands, which Price actually admitted to detectives, who were tipped off about the counterfeits by a private detective who had seen them posted on the buying and selling app Letgo. He offered to sell the watches for between $250 and $300 each and said they’d bring in $17,000 to $25,000 each if they’d been real.
Price also posted on a Facebook page about the watches, the paper reported.
Deputies found more merchandise at the couple’s Boynton Beach home when they served a search warrant. Some of the merchandise came with fake certification papers. They also found ledgers, checks. and money orders in the apartment.
Price and Overman were both charged with trying to sell counterfeit items of more than $20,000. Price was also charged with using a firearm during a felony when he told officers he had a gun in his car.
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[Main image: Steven Price and Deva Overman, Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office]