A vehicle for federal law enforcement officials outside the Frison Flea Market in Pagedale. The officials charged a St. Louis County woman for allegedly trafficking counterfeit goods there and at other stores.
A Hermés shop in Moscow displaying items for sale in its window, including a handbag, in 2009. A St. Louis woman has pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit versions of Hermés handbags to over 100 people worldwide.
Buford purchased the bags from a Chinese manufacturer and then used an internet-based business to sell the bags as the real thing.
A 2011 undercover operation by the FBI had one of their agents "buy" one of the handbags from Buford. However, the whole case came to light, the St. Louis' division of the FBI says, after someone filed a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center.