A New Port Richey woman has been sentenced to prison for trafficking in counterfeit cosmetics.
Tina Oleszczuk, 45, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. A money judgment has also been issued against her for nearly $1 million. She pleaded guilty to the charges against her in September 2014.
According to court documents, Oleszczuk sold more than $1 million worth of counterfeit Make-up Art Cosmetics, Inc. (MAC) cosmetics between March 2012 and March 2014. Investigators said she purchased bulk quantities of counterfeit MAC cosmetics from a source in China, then sold the cosmetics as legitimate products at significantly higher prices.
Investigators said she sold them across the country using a website for her company Cozmetic Delights LLC, through eBay and directly to some wholesale customers.
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.