Kan. store owner plans to plead in fake goods case

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita store owner charged with trafficking in fake luxury goods has told a court she intends to change her plea.

A notice of intent was filed Tuesday in federal court in Wichita in the case of Glenda Sue Morgan. A change-of-plea hearing was set for Oct. 29.

An indictment handed down in April charges Morgan and her Wichita shop, The Fabulous Store LLC, with conspiracy and trafficking in counterfeit goods.

Prosecutors allege Morgan sold handbags, wallets, sunglasses and jewelry bearing trademark designs and brand names that were not made by the companies. The brand names included Prada, Coach and Chanel, among others.

Coach filed a separate suit against the store, its owner and an employee for allegedly selling phony items bearing its brand name. That civil case is pending.

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