Woman is fined after making almost £2000 selling cheap UGG boots

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Lynsey Nelson, pictured, has been fined £3,000 and given a suspended sentence after being found guilty of selling counterfeit branded goods

A woman has been fined after making almost £2000 selling fake designer goods on Facebook, including cheap UGG Boots, designer watches and sunglasses.

Lynsey Nelson, 33, was caught after undercover West Sussex Trading Standards officers bought her products and confirmed them to be counterfeit.

Whilst the investigation was ongoing, Nelson was arrested by Surrey Police for driving without an MOT.

Her car was found to be full of counterfeit clothing and sunglasses which were passed through to Trading Standards.

Following a financial investigation, Nelson, from Crawley, West Sussex, was found to have made £1950, according to the council.

Now, she has been given a four-month suspended sentence and ordered to pay a £300 fine within six months.

During the trial Nelson attempted to blame her brother but a jury at Brighton County Court found her guilty on 18 counts.

Sentencing, the judge told Nelson she had wasted taxpayers money on a full trial despite the overwhelming amount of evidence against her.

After the case concluded, Richard Sargeant, West Sussex Trading Standards team manager, said: Selling fake goods is a serious crime and one that we are determined to stop.

Any shoppers looking for a deal this Christmas should buy from a reputable trader or they might end up with more than they bargained for.

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Cheap UGG boots, pictured, were among the goods Nelson sold and she made £1950 through sales over Facebook

David Barling, West Sussex County Council’s cabinet member for Residents’ Services, said: Making money out of innocent people is a deplorable act.

Not only were unsuspecting consumers exploited but the actions of these criminals harm legitimate businesses who comply with the law.

Our Trading Standards team have done a fantastic job once again in bringing a faker to justice.

Take a Stand Against UGG in These Cute Cruelty-Free Boots UK

UGG boots are made of shearling—yep, that’s skin with the fleece still attached, people! Every year, millions of sheep are castrated and parts of their tails are cut off often without any painkillers—before they’re finally slaughtered for their skin, which is what cheap UGG boots are made of. They endure all that cruelty just for a pair of boots.

It’s also considered “normal” in the Australian wool industry for approximately 3 million young lambs to die every spring.

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Not only are wool and sheepskin items cruelly produced, they’re also bad for the environment. The Environmental Working Group found that sheep are the worst greenhouse-gas polluters—even worse than cows—which is why they’re often referred to as the “Humvees” of animals. Wool production also degrades land and pollutes the water supply.

Watch this viral video, viewed more than 25 million times:

Every purchase of UGG boots outlet and other wool products supports extreme animal abuse. If you want to keep your feet warm and snuggly without the cruelty, check out these comfy, stylish options instead:

1. The Malibu, available at Pammies Life

Pamela Anderson’s line of vegan boots includes four styles and multiple colors. Get your compassionate hands on a pair through the Pammies Life website.

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2. Short Boot, available at PAWJ

PAWJ is a 100 percent vegan shop with a great selection of ultra-cozy boots. This style comes in four colors.

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3. Marge Shearling Style Boots, available at Target

These fuzzy vegan numbers are also available in black.

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4. Love Moschino Pull On Boot, available at UGGAU

These cruelty-free, bejeweled boots from Moschino’s diffusion line couldn’t get any cuter.

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5. Milan Boot, available at MooShoes

The faux-fur upper on this pair is great for fending off the winter chill.

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6. Vegan Shearling Mid Calf Boot, available at Fourever Funky

At such an affordable price, you should add these to your online shopping cart ASAP and never look back.

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7. Myra Tall Boot, available at Payless

These vegan beauties by Airwalk are also available in brown with white trim.

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8. Snug Boot, available at MooShoes

Featuring a thick cruelty-free fleece lining and water-resistant outer material, these boots are prepared for whatever winter may dish out.

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In the mood for more boot shopping? Check out this list of additional UGGAU.

The classic UGG Boot has had a makeover

UGG have already blown our minds this year with an update to the Classic UGG boots that we have loved since 2001, and now the brand is taking things even further.

A few months ago we told you that UGG was discontinuing its popular Classic boot style and replacing it with the Classic II, which had a few additional features and a slightly new look.

Not content with simply changing the soles and adding a waterproof finish to one of its favourites, UGG have gone and pushed the boat right out by introducing a whole new limited edition line of Classic boots.

Enter, the Limited Edition Crystal Rock Cheap UGG boot

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The tall boot is encrusted with over 10,000 hand crafted crystals from Swarovski and comes in super cute black or blue shades.

Unfortunately for us mere muggles, there are only 28 pairs of these pimped-up UGGs available to buy in the UK – from Harrods, obvs – and if you do manage to get your hands on a pair, they will cost you £300.

So maaaaybe not one to add to the Christmas list just yet.

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