Prim Smatsorabudh was a voracious buyer of high-end handbags, authorities say: Givenchy, Fendi, Chanel. At one point, she was T.J. Maxx's biggest online customer in the world. She was also prone to making returns - over $1 million to that store alone. Federal prosecutors in Virginia say it was all part of a lucrative scam. Smatsorabudh returned fake bags she bought from replica handbags
overseas, they allege, then sold the real products on eBay and Instagram. Smatsorabudh, 41, of Arlington appeared in court Wednesday; a judge agreed that the Thai immigrant is a flight risk and replica prada
ordered her held at least until a potential custodian can be found. She came to the United States on a student visa in 2010, Department of Homeland Security Special Agent William Corcoran testified, although he indicated that she had entered and exited the country previously. He did not say which longchamp outlet uk
school she attended but said she withdrew in May. Corcoran said federal authorities began investigating Smatsorabudh in 2015 after T.J. Maxx flagged the high volume of cheap louis vuitton
returns and started monitoring her, putting over 200 bags she returned in a warehouse for inspection. All of the bags examined by representatives from luxury brands have been deemed counterfeits, Corcoran testified.