Is that a Toshiba Laptop...or Two Blocks of Wood? Miss. Cops Bust Men for Computer Sale Scam


JACKSON, Miss. (CBS/AP) If your brand new Toshiba laptop won't start... maybe it's made out of wood?

Investigators in Mississippi say two men wrapped blocks of wood in duct tape and bubble wrap, attached Toshiba labels and tried to pass them off as laptops.

Hinds County authorities charged the men with trademark infringement and selling goods with counterfeit labels.

WLBT-TV in Jackson reports the men were caught Thursday, July 29 when they tried to sell the fake laptops to an off-duty state trooper.

Hinds County Sheriff's Lt. Jeffery Scott says the suspects also filled binders with paper and tried to sell them as computers.

That didn't work either.