That will teach crooks to mess with the swoosh, and most importantly, victims who are simply trying to purchase their favorite sneakers in an honest fashion.
According to KOIN6 — well known online shoe store — Supplied PDX was taken down by agents from the IRS and Homeland Security Investigations over $3 million in shady shoe deals.
The investigation started March 5 when Nike revealed its private team of specialized investigators conducted a “discreet” probe into the online retailer Get-Supplied.com, a website owned by James Pepion, according to the federal search warrant. Get-Supplied also goes by the names “SuppliedPDX,” “Supplied Inc.,” and “Supplied”.
1560 pair of Nike sneakers;
40 pair of Adidas sneakers;
7 pair of Asics sneakers;
5 boxes of shoe boxes and packaging material;
7 boxes and 1 bag of miscellaneous documents;
5 LG 4406 cellphones;
3 SGH 53906 Samsung cellphones;
2 Mac Book laptops;
1 USB hard drive;
1 USB thumb drive;
1 CD rom disc
Nike determined Pepion operated his company, Get-Supplied.com, out of his Happy Valley residence, records show. He marketed and made announcements about which sneakers he was selling through his “SuppliedPDX” Instagram account and was reportedly using the email “[email protected]” on eBay and PayPal.
Pepion reportedly made over $2 million in profits since 2012.
The accusations shouldn’t be taken lightly — with people of all ages, colors and backgrounds spending hundreds in hard-earned dollars purchasing these Jordans.