Man, 85, tried to sell fake luxury handbags in West Boca, deputies say
At 85, Anthony Jenerosa Corbo was still working —peddling more than $200,000 in knockoff handbags and accessories from his car, Palm Beach County deputies say. Corbo bought counterfeit versions of high-end purses, watches and other accessories in New York’s Chinatown, then tried to sell them as the real thing at a strip mall parking lot in West Boca, according to a Sheriff’s Office arrest report. With brands like Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, among others stuffed into his 2012 Toyota Scion, Corbo opened for business at 6 p.m. on April 24 on West Palmetto Park Road west of Powerline Road, deputies said. His freelance sales venture was short-lived, however. The operation unraveled about an hour later when an anonymous tipster approached a sheriff’s deputy on a bike patrol in the area. The tipster said something seemed suspicious about the elderly man trying to sell merchandise from his car.