By Tony Hanson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 41-year-old Chester County man, with a long criminal record, has been sentenced to ten years in prison for a counterfeit Rolex scam that took in millions of dollars over several years.
KYW’s Tony Hanson reports authorities say it was a sophisticated scam.
Federal prosecutor Nancy Rue says defendant Christopher Veit generally charged between $300 and $500 dollars for watches, fake Rolexes, which he promised were high quality replicas. But some people got even less than they bargained for.
“Some people got nothing or a box of rocks. Mr. Veit during his sentencing blamed that on the company that was fulfilling the orders. But they would simply receive nothing and they had already turned over as part of the cash on delivery system, they’d already had to turn over money,” says Rue.
Rue says Veit continued the criminal activity against Rolex for years even after an $8 million judgment against him, and the defendant in court described it as a cat and mouse game with Rolex.