Counterfeit Couple To Appear At Crown Court. May 31st, 2013 onscene Latest News Shares Comments Lester Hawkes, 58, of Drummersdale Lane, Scarisbrick is due to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on Thursday 11 July for a Newton hearing and sentencing. This has been listed for two days. His wife Pauline Hawkes, 54, of the same address, is also due to be sentenced at the same time. Lester Hawkes has previously pleaded guilty to two counts of the supply and sale of copyright and patented articles, two counts of money laundering and five counts of benefit fraud. Pauline Hawkes has pleaded guilty to two counts of money laundering and five counts of benefit fraud. Two counts of the supply and sale of copyright and patented articles will lie on file. The couple were involved with a website called Flying Warlocks, as well as sub-domains Witch and Misty, where counterfeit DVDs, CDs and MP3s were sold making around £460,000 in five years (between November 2004 and May 2011) through 22,200 separate transactions – whilst living in a four bedroom detached house paid for by state benefits and claiming over £74,000 in housing and council tax benefit and income support. Related Comments comments!