By COURTNEY ADELMAN
Miami-Dade County recently arrested two jewelry store owners for selling high-end jewelry that was fake.
Jimmy Hernandez, 40, and Tania Varona, 57, were co-owners of Joyeria The Lord of the Rings Collection. Both were arrested for counterfeiting services and good worth more than $20,000.
investigators say that they see name-brand jewelry sold at its normal retail price.
This jewelry included items from Bvlgari, Cartier, Chanel, Christian Dior, Gucci, Hermes, Lous Vuitton, Micheal Kors, Movaddo, Ray Ban, Rolex, Tiffany, Tory, Tous, Van Cleef & Arpels and Yves St. Laurent.
If all of this jewelry were authentic and new the arrest would have claimed for counterfeiting about $31,000.
Whether or not this is important news is hard to say. This arrest and incident did not hurt anyone. I feel that it wouldn’t be until they continued this business that the store owners would get into worse things.
However, I don’t see this story posing any threat to people in nearby areas. I did fin it interesting because I enjoy jewelry and would not want to buy something fake.
So in that sense, it is important to report this so people know that if they have ever bought something from this store, it is counterfeit.