Stolen Cosmetics Net £350k On EbayMonday, 5th January 2015 at 8:33am
As reported in the Portsmouth News, two crooks who became ‘obsessed’ with selling thousands of pounds of stolen cosmetics on ebay have been jailed.
Dariusz Suski, 32, and Joanna Lazarska, 33, used the auction website to make more than £350,000 in just over a year from luxury perfume and make-up they got from a network of illicit suppliers across England.
When police searched their home in St Ronan’s Road, Southsea, officers found 11,000 items of cosmetics including Clarins and Estée Lauder, leading prosecutors to call it an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’.
Acting Detective Sergeant Anton Gaita said: “The pair were motivated by financial gain and made about £350,000 in online sales marketing the products as discounted factory goods only slightly below the normal retail price.”
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