$500K in ‘Knock-Off’ Designer Items Seized At Deerfield Fair

DEERFIELD, N.H. (AP) — Police say they’ve seized half-a-million dollars in alleged counterfeit merchandise and arrested four people as part of an undercover operation at the Deerfield Fair.

About a dozen undercover police officers Thursday afternoon purchased wallets, clothing, jewelry and other items that allegedly were knock-offs of name brands with labels such as Gucci and Coach.

Authorities say they conducted the investigation after receiving a tip that several vendors were selling counterfeit items at the fair.

The vendors are due in court Oct. 17 on charges of counterfeiting and fraud.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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