Anthony Trinca and his son Michael were charged with counterfeit trafficking. Both were released on $5,000 bonds.
Trinca’s low price of $125 for the software was the impetus, says the victim. The programs ordinarily sell for $179 in individual units and $379 for complete instructional series.
The victim says he learned the programs were fake after trying to sell them himself. When he tried to return the software for refund, the complainant says Trinca refused. Noticing other computer programs for sale at very low prices heightened the suspicion of foul play, and Horry County police were notified.
The homepage of the Grand Strand Tea Party is currently down, but other pages on the site are still accessible.
The Kershaw County chapter (Kershaw County Patriots) recently posted an article titled “When Should You Shoot a Cop” on its facebook page. On July 25, the chapter’s organizer Jeff Mattox was asked by SCGOP to step down from his other position of co-chair of the Kershaw’s Republican Party.
The state Republican Party also asked Corey Norris, who first posted the link on his own facebook page, to resign from his executive position with the Lexington County GOP.
Yesterday, Mattox publicly stated refusal to honor SCGOP’s request.
Kershaw County Republican Party chairman Chris Oviatt said Mattox’s “co-chair” position was only created at last year’s convention to merge the Tea Party into the county's GOP.