A dealer in fake designer goods saw his fine increased from $70,000 to more than $300,000 yesterday as the Court of Appeal sent out a warning to those who damage Hong Kong's reputation. Yip Chi-tung, 43, was caught with more than $1 million worth of counterfeit wallets and key-holders bearing brands such as Cartier, Dunhill and Chanel. He was fined $70,000 by a magistrate who appeared to take into account the possibility that he may not have been able to afford a more substantial fine. But the Government asked the Court of Appeal to dramatically increase the penalty in order to make it clear that large-scale operations of this kind will be severely dealt with. Mr Justice Simon Mayo said the fine would be raised to $324,174, or 30 per cent of the value of Yip's stock. 'Conduct of this nature can have severe repercussions as the reputation of Hong Kong internationally is adversely affected when this type of offence is committed,' the judge said. 'Undoubtedly, it is appropriate to pass a deterrent sentence.' Yip was given three months to pay.