A HUSBAND and wife who admitted producing fake football and motorbike souvenirs to sell on e-Bay made more than £37,000 between them.

Now the couple Kelvin and Julie Smith, from Llay have been ordered to pay it all under a Proceeds of Crime Act order.

Judge Rhys Rowlands, sitting at Mold Crown Court, made the agreed financial order under which their joint criminal benefit was said to be £37,815.

That amount was available for confiscation and the judge made an order that the money be paid in full - to be split equally between them.

They were given three to pay or serve eight months imprisonment in default.

Their barrister, Mark Connor, said the couple would either have to sell their home or it would have to be remortgaged.

They very much hoped to stay in their own home, he said.

A costs application of £8,300 was made by Wrexham Council but the judge ordered Kelvin Smith, who was working, to pay a contribution of £3,750.

Mrs Smith, who was not working, was not ordered to pay any costs.

The judge told them the time to pay could on application to the court be extended by a further three months.

Caernarfon Crown Court had previously heard that Julie Smith, 51, and Kelvin Smith, 52, were discovered manufacturing wall decals or stickers of a number of Premier League football clubs, including those of Arsenal, Manchester United and Leicester City, as well as wall stickers bearing the insignia of motorcycle manufacturers Kawasaki, Ford and Ducatti.

Wrexham Trading Standards department made test purchases of items bearing the trademarks of Arsenal and Manchester United.

They were sent to the trademark holders who confirmed their business, JAS Designs, were using their logos without consent.

Their address was searched in March 2017.

More items were found in an outbuilding and seized.

Ryan Rothwell, prosecuting, said the pair, from Ffordd Gryffydd, were selling the prints on e-Bay. The value of the items found to be counterfeit were valued at £14,600.

The couple pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two counts of offering goods for sale on e-Bay bearing a false trade mark without the consent of the proprietor on December 15, 2015 and November 28, 2016.

They also admitted 11 counts of possessing goods bearing a sign identical to or likely to be mistaken for a registered trade mark on March 29 last year.

Both were given eight month prison sentences, suspended for 12 months. They were also ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work in the community.

Sentencing Judge Timothy Petts said their actions undermined the work of reputable companies which deserved protection.

He said he bore in mind the couple had been warned by e-Bay about the items they were offering for sale and changes were made.

"But you accept, by your guilty pleas, that you broke the law," he said.

Andrew Green, defending at the time, said if Trading Standards officers issued warnings the couple would have complied immediately.

"It is possible they may have ceased trading entirely," he said.