Man in court over ‘materICA’ online shop

NEW YORK (AP) A man who was arrested on suspicion of selling counterfeit merchandise online has been charged with felony conspiracy and money laundering, police said Monday.

Sue Stokes, 59, of the Bronx, was arrested after authorities said they found $5,000 in cash in a cash drawer in her apartment, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

Stokes had been in custody since Oct. 26 and was being held without bail on $100,000 bail, prosecutors said.

Stokes was arrested Monday and charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and money transmission by deception.

Authorities said the suspect’s computer had been hacked, with the passwords for her personal accounts stolen.

A man arrested for selling counterfeit goods is seen in this undated photo provided by New York Police Department (NYPD) to The Associated Press on Friday, Jan. 31, 2021.

Authorities said Stokes had sold counterfeit items online.

Authorities have been unable to find any evidence linking Stokes to any of the counterfeit goods that were found in her home.

Stoke’s attorney could not be reached for comment.