A man escaped jail after a raid on a Leeds leisure centre.
Police arrested Steven Chase, from Stockport, after they uncovered a haul of fake software discs from Rothwell Sports Centre.
Subsequent searches unearthed more of the pirate copies and officers seized around 3,500 discs in total.
Chase pleaded guilty to a total of 45 offences under the Trademarks Act and three offences of money laundering at Bradford Crown Court.
He was sentenced to two years imprisonment suspended for 12 months and told to complete 240 hours unpaid work.
Among the haul were pirate copies of software, including Autodesk, Nintendo, Adobe, Sage and learning languages software ‘Dragon Naturally Speaking’. Discs were being sold at a computer fair for £5 each, or 10 for £20. The true retail value of the discs seized is in excess of £310,000.