Women busted with fake shoes because Michael Jordan had too many fingers | Crime
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police say one of the first clues the Nike shoes might be fake was the logo of Michael Jordan. The former NBA star had too many fingers, an officer wrote in his report.
WSB-TV reports that the image and other tips led Gwinnett County police to seize 78 pairs of Nike sneakers that authorities contend are counterfeit.
After Gwinnett County police stopped Kotina LaShan Feaster, 39, of Rock Hill and Jessica Pennick, 29, of Chester, on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta on Saturday, an officer started asking questions.
Aside from Michael Jordan's six fingers, investigators said the serial numbers on the shoe's tongue did not match the numbers on the box. Officers said they could peel the Nike logos right off what appeared to be Nike Air Jordans.
Police said the women had driven to the Atlanta-area to buy the shoes and were headed back to South Carolina to sell them.
Feaster and Pennick face felony charges of having fake or counterfeit goods. Both were released from jail on Sunday afternoon.
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