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Ebay seller targeted music fans

A MUSIC enthusiast ripped off fellow pop fans by selling them fake albums.

Frank Macari, 43, sold counterfeit copies of records by Amy Winehouse, The Stone Roses and Pink Floyd. He bought the records at fairs in Holland then listed them as mint condition original vinyls on his eBay page.

His scam was spotted by investigators from the British Phonograph Institute.

Macari of Port Seton, East Lothian, pleaded guilty at Haddington Sheriff Court to distributing vinyl discs from his home address, which he knew were infringing copyright, between December 18, 2012 and March 12, 2013.

Sheriff Peter Braid deferred sentence to allow the forensic accountants to study his finances with a view to confiscating any illicit profits.

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