An elderly woman in Southwest China who was filling her Louis Vuitton bag with stolen vegetables, attracted police and led to her daughter being busted for selling counterfeits. Police in Chongqing Municipality had been on the case for several months after a woman from Northwest China's Gansu Province complained she had bought a fake Chanel bag from an online shop.
The lady said she paid 6,999 yuan ($987) for the bag after the shop owner promised her the bag was a real Chanel. She sent the bag to Shanghai for authentication, and was told it was a fake.
According to globaltimes.cn¸ the shop owner only agreed to refund her about 4,000 yuan, so the local police was involved. The victim could only provide the name of a Chongqing shop which no long existed. The only clue the police had to go on was the likely area the suspect lived in.
Once there, police thought it odd when they spotted an elderly woman at a local market stuffing green onions and meat into her designer LV bag. They followed the woman to her daughter's home where they discovered more than 400 fake luxury bags including LV and Fendi.