Counterfeit products are a big problem because they are attempting to use brand weight to pass off a inferior product. Charging someone a higher value price for an inferior product is theft. Why would you add a label to a product and the accompanying documentation in an attempt to pass them off unless you were trying to steal someone’s money buy using a fake product?
I have to agree with Wizards estimate that the dispatcher that reported it is probably going to be labeled a rat. He also nailed the different types of responses for the same crime on the head. It’s that disparity in the response that ensures this is a criminal count.
State Sponsored Criminal Count 217: Amy Dean
Because selling counterfeit products is only a problem if the distributor is not anointed.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.