Based on authorities, a 75-year-old Kenner lady arrested together with her daughter in December within the attempted sale of one hundred counterfeit NFL jerseys to undercover investigators are nonetheless operating exactly the same racket. An alert Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Workplace deputy discovered Lucy Kahn and her daughter, Wendy Khan, 52, with much more than 335 counterfeit jerseys within the parking large amount of a Metairie drug shop on Monday afternoon, arrest reports stated.
A Facebook web page belonging to Wendy Khan identifies the Jefferson Parish teacher as a member from the New Orleans Saints game day chain crew. Based on a story by The Advocate, wendy Khan and her mother had been initial arrested in connection having a comparable scheme just two months prior to Kahn served around the chain crew for Super Bowl 2013 in the New Orleans Superdome.
The Kahns' most current arrest occurred Monday about 1: 15 p.m. within the parking large amount of a drugstore within the 7100 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie, the arrest report stated. A passing deputy saw the daughter and mother engaged in what appeared to become a transaction.
The deputy noticed a number of NFL jerseys around the back seat of their sport utility car, as he got closer. Suspicious that the jerseys had been fakes, the deputy known as within the Sheriff's Workplace Vice Squad, which handles counterfeit investigations.
daughter and Mother later confirmed the sportswear counterfeit, certainly and was the arrest report stated. Investigators seized about 340 jerseys from their automobiles and also the house the two share at 3016 Palm Vista Drive, Kenner. It appeared the two had been operating a wholesale company out of their house, detectives noted.
Wendy and Lucy Kahn had been booked Monday evening in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna with illegal use of a counterfeit trademark and operating with no occupational license.
Sheriff's Workplace detectives booked the pair using the exact same charges on Dec. 11 following an investigation that involved agents from U.S. Based on an incident report, Customs and Immigration Enforcement along with a private investigator operating for the NFL.
The Kahns attempted to sell the undercover agents one hundred NFL jerseys for $4,000, arrest reports stated. Investigators raided their house following the sting and seized 162 counterfeit jerseys. In the time, Lucy Kahn admitted understanding their company was illegal and told detectives she and Wendy Khan had been reselling and purchasing the fake, Chinese-made jerseys "for a whilst," the incident report stated.
The Jefferson Parish district attorney's workplace dismissed the charges against the Kahns on March 13 following they had been referred towards the office's pretrial diversion plan. Steve Wimberly, Jefferson Parish's initial assistant district lawyer, stated the plan offers a non-prosecution option for non-violent, first-time offenders.
The plan requires into account the wishes of any victims consists of and involved counseling, any and restitution other suitable actions. The plan features a low recidivism price, Wimberly stated.
Neither Lucy nor Wendy Khan might be reached for comment. Each had been nonetheless becoming held Tuesday afternoon in the correctional center on $3,000 bonds.
Jefferson Parish public schools spokeswoman Tina Chong confirmed that Wendy Khan is employed using the district as a teacher. Kahn's Facebook web page states that she functions at Granville T. Woods Elementary College in Kenner.
Wendy Khan also served as a part-time softball coach at Benjamin Franklin Higher College in New Orleans. Spokeswoman Cheron Brylski stated Tuesday that the employees had no understanding of such activities, which occurred off college grounds. The college, she stated, will take suitable action according to the outcome from the case.