Fake leather jacket salesman fined and facing deportation


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An Italian national selling fake leather jackets out of the boot of his Audi hire car has been fined and ordered to pay back his victims.

Ciro Gallo, 54, had only been in Australia on a tourist visa for a few days when he gambled his holiday money and sold fake Versace leather jackets, pretending to be the marketing director of the label.

Today the "persuasive salesman", as the judge described him, was fined $5,000, given a good behaviour bond and told to pay back his victims more than $10,000.

Ciro Gallo, 54, had only been in Australia on a tourist visa for a few days when he gambled his holiday money and sold fake Versace leather jackets

Ciro Gallo, 54, had only been in Australia on a tourist visa for a few days when he gambled his holiday money and sold fake Versace leather jackets. (9News)

NSW Police seized 22 jackets this week.

NSW Police seized 22 jackets when he was arrested. (NSW Police)

Gallo would sell the fake jackets, actually made from PVC, out of the boot of his car in carparks such as Bunnings.

When he was arrested in Revesby earlier this month police found another 22 jackets and a pile of cash at his Five Dock apartment.

In court today Gallo was described as a good salesman and persuasive due to the amount of jackets he sold.

The judge also said there was a degree of planning involved as he had business cards made.

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