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North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall is on a mission to fight counterfeiting. In September of 2007 there were more than 190 raids and $3.5 million in counterfeited goods collected by the Anti-Counterfeit Trademark Task Force. Counterfeited items in the state are also extending to common household goods and drugs. Marshall's fight against fakes has gotten her recognition from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for Distinguished Service.
This article looks at the history of counterfeiting in colonial North Carolina including detailing occurrences of counterfeiting as well as laws, trials, and punishments levied on offenders.