A Myrtle Beach store owner was charged with selling counterfeit goods after local police and state officials visited his store this month, according to authorities.
Detjon Zyka, 27, of Myrtle Beach was being held on $2,500 bond on a charge of unauthorized use or trafficking in counterfeit trademarks by an individual, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Zyka was booked into the jail at 10:52 a.m. Tuesday.
Deputies with the Horry County Sheriff’s Office along with officials with the South Carolina Secretary of State’s office went to Zyka’s store, Treasure Island at the Myrtle Beach Mall and found more than $26,000 in counterfeit items, said Sgt. Jeff Benton with the sheriff’s office.
The items included stickers, jewelry, hats and shirts with college football and other logos that Zyka was not authorized to sell, Benton said. At the time deputies seized the items, Zyka was not at the store, so he was taken into custody on Tuesday.
If convicted, Zyka faces up to five years in prison and fines up to $20,000.
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