Charges Filed In Counterfeit Jersey Case

Prosecutors allege that a 31-year-old man accused of selling counterfeit NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL jerseys made more than $45,000 selling shirts out of his van on gamedays at Seattle’s stadiums.

According to charging documents, Seattle vice detectives received a complaint in December that Shawn Franklin Pressey was selling counterfeit jerseys out of his van at Qwest and Safeco fields, and on his website—now closed—Jerseyjoesonline.com.

An undercover vice detective met with Pressey and purchased three jerseys, court records say, which were identified as counterfeit.

Police arrested Pressey at Northgate Mall on February 2nd, and served warrants on his home.

Police found 906 counterfeit jerseys, which Pressey later said he’d purchased from manufacturers in China and Korea for $25 each, which he would then sell for $70-$90

Prosecutors allege Pressey made $45,400 in profit from jersey sales.