HANOVER, Md. - Maryland State Police are showcasing nearly $90,000 in counterfeit Apple products seized in a raid last week. The items were found after police got a search warrant to enter two stores at Arundel Mills Mall, Cyberion and ST Tech Pros.
Agency spokesman Greg Shipley says investigators uncovered hundreds of bogus iPhones, iPads and counterfeit Apple products ranging from covers to conversion kits. Shipley says Apple experts confirmed the items were not legitimate.
The products were being sold at the two locations as authentic factory replacements according to Shipley. He says, "We want consumers to know these products are out there. They're inferior. They can cause harm. They can cause certainly a loss of money. And when you use an unauthorized product on an Apple product your warranty will be voided."
Investigators are taking their case to the State's Attorneys Office. No word yet on whether charges will be filed in this case. Both stores remain open.
ABC2 contacted both stores for comment. A man who answered the phone at ST Tech Pros told us he had no comment and referred us to his attorney, although he would not provide the name. Employees who answered the phone at Cyberion told us no comment.
Management for Arundel Mills issued a statement following the bust. General Manager Gene Condon says, "We do not condone the sale of counterfeit goods and expect our retailers to provide only quality merchandise and courteous customer service. We are cooperating fully with Maryland State Police as they investigate this matter and encourage you to call (410) 653-4236 for more information.”
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