A family was caught selling fake Ugg boots and handbags from the back room of an off-licence, a court heard.
Three members of the Potter family admitted selling counterfeit goods at Leeds Crown Court after police raided the store on Albion Street, Castleford.
John Potter and his wife Dawn, both 45, were working at the premises when officers executed a search warrant on December 17, 2011.
They seized 80 fake Ugg handbags along with nine pairs of boots, nine pairs of gloves and two scarves which also had the Ugg branding.
Officers also discovered two fake Pandora bracelets and two Armani watches.
Most of the items were recovered from the back room of the store. John’s brother Steven Potter, the owner of the property, arrived at the premises as the search was taking place.
Steven’s phone was seized and text messages were found relating to him selling Ugg clothing.
Prosecutor Phillip Standfast said yesterday: “Steven Potter was running a significant sideline of counterfeit goods from these premises, albeit for a short period of time until the search by the police.”
John and Dawn, of Heeley Road, Kettlethorpe, pleaded guilty to three offences of selling counterfeit goods contrary to the Trade Marks Act.
John was ordered to do 100 hours unpaid work. Dawn was handed a conditional discharge.
Steven, 40, of Leeds Road, Castleford, pleaded guilty to six offences.
He was given a two-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to do 220 hours unpaid work.
The court heard John and Dawn’s involvement in the offence was limited to working in the shop and taking calls relating to stock.
Lauren Prentice, for Steven, said her client had no previous convictions and was unlikely to re-offend.
Judge Neil Clark said: “Nobody should think selling counterfeit goods is not serious.
“Not only does it cost companies money, it can ruin their reputation as people are seen to be wearing products that are not of the quality of those that are being marketed.”
He added: “By selling these items you perpetuate the situation of people working in sweat shops throughout the world.”