If you’ve bought iPhone parts at Accessory Unlimited in Saugus in the last five years, they might not be the real thing.
On Wednesday, federal authorities charged two Peabody brothers in connection with selling fake iPhone components at the store in the Square One Mall.
Micky Punjabi, 36, the store’s owner, and his brother, 33-year-old Hitesh Punjabi, were charged in U.S. District Court with conspiring to traffick in counterfeit goods. Micky was also charged with trafficking in the counterfeit Apple components.
According to authorities, the brothers sold the parts, which bore false Apple trademarks, at the store from December 2010 to February 2015. Micky also repaired real iPhones at the store using the counterfeit components, authorities said, and he allegedly knew the parts were fake.