The hialeah police arrested a woman dedicated to selling fake bags and told his clients that they are excellent offers of products from famous designers.
The arrests took place on Monday, on several felony charges. The name of the alleged scammer is Yanet Herrera, a mother and 35 years old. As shown America He is Cuban. He lives on the outskirts of the Booming City.
Herrera promised his victims that he would get bags from luxury brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton y Dior at irresistible prices, real bargains that captivate their clients.
The buyers discovered Herrera’s scam and demanded that he return the money. The seller of counterfeit goods in Hialeah disappeared, deleted contact numbers and did not make a cent back.
Local 10 has access to Herrera’s arrest report filed with the Hialeah Police Department. A private investigator has been raising the alarm about this type of theft since the end of September.
The man was hired by two people who claimed to be Herrera was tired. One of the victims reported what happened to her, then another woman joined in presenting her case.
The first victim paid $800 in cash and transferred another $300 through Zelle, totaling $1,100. She was hoping to receive a pink Louis Vuitton twist-lock bag, valued at $4,450, and a backpack from the same brand, with an actual value of $3,250. When he had the products in his hands, he noticed that they were not original.
The second victim had purchased bags from Herrera on other occasions. He believed it was true because Herrera told him that he bought four Louis Vuitton brand bags, two Dior and one Gucci from a friend who worked as a salesperson for those brands “and sold them to him at a reduced price.”
The private investigator gathered enough information to open the case against Herrera. He even added videos of the alleged scammer offering the goods to the victims. Everything the police seized from him were fake copies.
From 2019 to now, Herrera has received 90 shipments to his home from a logistics company in South Carolina. The packages contain handbags, purses and other women’s clothing. It is estimated that he received $13,700 as part of a “systematic” fraud scheme.
The authorities caught Herrera on Monday while waiting for her son in the boxing class at Hialeah Gardens. He was arrested on two counts of first-degree grand larceny, sale of counterfeit goods and organized scheme to defraud.
Imitations of designer bags can be difficult to find for many people. There are specialists trained to identify them and even use Artificial Intelligence tools to clarify possible scams.
There are also customers who prefer to pay less and carry a ‘superfake’, high-quality imitation of designer bags, which is popular especially among young people with low incomes but who love fashion. Of course, what nobody wants is to be sold a fool’s errand.