St. Louis Woman Sells Over $600,000 In Counterfeit Purses Online

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ST.  LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- A St. Louis woman has confessed to police that she sold hundreds of thousands of dollars in fake purses to customers.

Police say 34-year-old Jeannine Buford has been selling the bags since about 2006.

Federal investigators working on a six-month sting say Buford also sold more than $600,000 worth of bogus "Hermes" handbags from China on the web from 2010- 2011. 

Investigators have found 99 victims, so far and expect to find more. 

One victim claims she bought over $100,000 in fake merchandise.

Buford pleaded guilty to one felony count of trafficking in counterfeit goods.

As part of her plea, she has agreed to the forfeiture of a Chevrolet Camaro, a Porsche Cayenne, $5738 cash, and numerous designer handbags.

Investigators are urging anyone who may have bought merchandise on, or to give them a call.

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