A scandal in the luxury industry is exposed! Former employees of Hermes manufacture and sell fake bags, each of which can sell up to 250,000 yuan!
Recently, the British "Guardian" reported a scandal in the luxury industry: former Hermes employees and senior executives used the convenience of their positions to steal Hermes' core technology for the production of imitation bags, and sold them to the market at nearly half the price. Now several people involved in the case have been arrested. The party was tried in the French Criminal Court in Paris a few days ago, and the court is expected to hand down the case on September 24.
According to the British "Guardian" report, there are 10 people in this fake gang, 7 of them are original Hermes craftsmen. They stole raw materials from Hermes studio and bought the same leather from suppliers.
From 2013 to 2014, these people secretly made dozens of fake Hermes bags with scraps, metal accessories, etc., and after that, each fake bag was about 23,000 euros to 32,000 euros, or about 182,000 yuan. Sold to the price of 254,000 yuan. Among the counterfeit bags, including Hermès' most famous platinum bag.
It is worth mentioning that the clue to cracking this Hermes case of fake sales was obtained accidentally by the Paris police when investigating a man’s apartment suspected of selling stolen handbags to Asian customers.
It is reported that the public prosecutor demanded that the three masterminds of the counterfeiting and selling gangs be sentenced to a maximum of 4 years in prison, with fines ranging from 100,000 to 200,000 euros, and suspended sentences and corresponding fines for other gang members. At the same time, Hermes also submitted more than 1 million euros in compensation claims to the counterfeiting and sales gangs.