Waco: Three indicted in sale of fake Apple products

Three men have been indicted in Waco in connection with the sale of fake Apple products including laptop computers and cellphones. (File)
By  | 

WACO, Texas (KWTX) Three men have been indicted in Waco in connection with the sale of fake Apple products including laptop computers and cellphones.

Indictments charging trademark counterfeiting were handed up Wednesday against Mario Antonio Ramey, 50, of Mesquite, Garrett Morris, 47, of Dallas, and Michael Fluellen, 38, of Lancaster.

McLennan County Sheriff Chief Deputy David Kilcrease said a victim reported the purchase of two fake cellphones from the men, and when deputies stopped them on northbound Interstate 35 near mile marker 356, investigators recovered four fake iPhones and two counterfeit MacBook computers valued at more than $10,000.

The victim flagged down deputies after he realized the phones he’d just bought were fake, described the men and the vehicle and based on that deputies began searching the Interstate, where they located the suspect vehicle, Kilcrease said.

The trademark violation charge is a state jail felony, punishable by a sentence of not to exceed two years in a state jail facility.

All three have posted bond and been released from custody, jail records show.