A sports shop owner was given a suspended prison sentence for selling fake boxing equipment.
The counterfeit punch bag, boxing gloves and head guards were worth £7,000 and were marked with the brands Fairfex and Twins.
Jeffrey Young, 43, was selling the fake goods out of JY Nutrition on Commercial Street, Pontymister.
He was given an 18 week sentence, suspended for a year, and ordered to do 200 hours of community service at Newport Magistrates’ Court on September 19.
Young was prosecuted by Caerphilly County Borough Council and had to pay £523 costs and an £80 victim surcharge.
Cllr David Poole, Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services, said: “Not only does the sale of counterfeit items affect legitimate manufacturers selling genuine items, but there is also the very real concern of the items being poor quality and a potential safety risk, particularly items such as the counterfeit head guards in this case.
“Counterfeiting is a serious crime which can have a real impact upon our communities, and people should be seriously mindful of the real effects of purchasing counterfeit goods, as such behaviour only continues to fund people that undermine our communities.”