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    June 17, 2014

    Beware of Fake Ass Gathering Tickets

    Watch out, dear juggalos. There are some fake ass Gathering tickets going around, according to a press release from Psychopathic Records. And these fake ass tickets are being passed off and sold as the real thing by counterfeiters, much to the chagrin of those who shelled out hard-earned, real ass m ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Cuevas Cost: Sentenced for Homeless Counterfeit Check Scheme

    ​Cuevas Cost, the ringleader of a counterfeit check ring that used homeless people to pass the fraudulent checks, was sentenced to 51 months in prison today.Police from St. Louis, St. Charles County and St. Louis County notified postal inspectors and the Secret Service in 2010 of homeless people c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Coach Sues Frison Flea Market; St. Louis Bazaar Has History of Selling Counterfeit Goods

    Photo: Jennifer SilverbergJack Frison inside his 81,000-square-foot emporium.​A former employee of the Coach store at Plaza Frontenac went slumming this year at Frison Flea Market in Pagedale and couldn't believe her eyes. Spread out across the mega indoor flea market were dozens of fake Coach pur ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Dante Sumlar: Counterfeiter Featured on America's Most Wanted Arrested in St. Louis

    amw.comOne of Sumlar's allegedly fake IDs. ​Fed authorities yesterday arrested Dante Sumlar, the man they say is the mastermind behind a counterfeit check ring operating in St. Louis since 2009. Before arriving in the Gateway City sometime late last year, Sumlar -- a.k.a. "Tony" a.k.a. "Micah Rigg ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    St. Louis Man Busted with $1 Million Worth of Counterfeit Merchandise

    Dirk Robinson​Updated 4:48 p.m. Police have identified the suspect as 55-year-old Dirk Robinson. He's charged with counterfeiting and unlawful possession of a firearm and being held on $150,000 cash-only bond.Original story follows...St. Louis police say a man was operating a veritable department ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Retailer Sentenced to Prison Discovers Fake Nikes Do Not Constitute "West African Art"

    A True Fashion Crime: Sponge Bob Air JordansPassaro Frango, the St. Louis business owner charged this year with possession of multiple "trailer loads" of counterfeit merchandise, was sentenced today to two years in prison. Frango, of University City, owned West African Art, at 2623 Ch ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Counterfeiters Turn $5 Bills into $100​Retailers in Jefferson County, Missouri, may want to think twice about accepting $100 bills from customers. Today Sheriff Oliver "Glenn" Boyer sent out a release warning of two white males (of no approximate age) who've been passing fake $100 bills in the county just sou ... More >>

  • News

    June 17, 2009
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    June 10, 2009

    Cherokee Street Merchant Caught With "Trailer Load" of Fake Goods Pleads Guilty

    Here's an update to a story Daily RFT first reported back in April. Photo: Nicholas PhillipsFrango's store on Cherokee Street.Yesterday the U.S. Attorney's office announced that Passaro Frango, owner of West African Art (at 2623 Cherokee Street) and F & A Fashions (at 6212 Dr. Martin Luther King ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Need Fake Nikes? Try Someplace Else.

    Photo by Nicholas PhillipsFrango's shop at 2623 Cherokee St.Life is never dull on Cherokee Street. In case you ain't heard: The owner of West African Art -- a clothing shop on Cherokee and Texas Avenue -- was taken in by the feds this week after being indicted for hawking counterfeit goods. (FYI: Th ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    Who is Daily RFT's "Ass Clown" of the Week? Vote Now!

    Lots of candidates for Daily RFT's weekly Ass Clown award. You know the rules: Vote early, vote often and nominate your own choice in the Comments thread. Back at you later with the results. 1. David Dausman -- Former Wellston police officer charged this week with corruption by a public servant, pat ... More >>

  • News

    March 17, 2004

    Hide and Peek

    There's a new Mr. Missouri Leather! Plus: counterfeit-proof White Castle gift certificates; talking crab rangoon with novelist Lynn Messina; and a disturbing SAT flashback.