Police Raid Uncovers Fake Merchandise
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Everyone is looking for a good deal around the holidays, especially on gifts for the kids.
However, after a major raid Monday night, police are urging consumers to double check what they’re buying to be sure it’s the real thing.
Tuesday Police showed off some of the tens-of-thousands of dollars in merchandise they confiscated. They found an entire container truck of hats, socks, even kids toys. Some of those toys that were supposed to be fire retardant, or resistant, clearly were not.
Collier Township Police made the bust after getting called to the local Trader Jack’s Flea Market for multiple vendors duping their customers.
“To respond to the Trader Jack’s Flea Market in our town – Collier Township – where people are selling counterfeit and bootleg merchandise. We apprehended two people at the scene and some others were charged via summons,” Collier Township Police Officer Rick Lamb said.
After police got the warrants, they took a truck full of the merchandise as well as a van and plenty of other items in the North Versailles house.
Police said the owners had been selling the items from China as if they were real Disney trademarked goods.
Police said two people in the home are being charged with counterfeit infringement and will have their hearings next week.
Police haven’t released the names of those charged, but said they were cooperative.