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Fake goods man Michael Dillon loses £26,000 crime cash

A man caught with thousands of pounds of fake designer goods is to hand over £26,000 under proceeds of crime laws.

Michael Dillon, 57, stored the haul in the garage of his home in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire.

He was ordered to carry out 260 hours unpaid work after admitting possessing counterfeit goods between June and August 2011.

Hamilton Sheriff Court heard the stash included designer brands such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, Versace and Dior.

Lindsey Miller, head of the serious and organised crime division, said: "Dillon was a key player in a large scale counterfeiting operation.

"The Crown's specialist investigators have assessed the previous six years of Dillon's income, and found £26,206.58 to have been gained from illegal practices. Today he has had the entirety of that sum confiscated from him."

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