Two People Arrested for Selling Counterfeit Designer Merchandise

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Suffolk County Police arrested two people for selling counterfeit goods in Suffolk County.

Financial Crimes Unit detectives, with the assistance of The Allegiance Protection Group and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office Financial Investigations and Money Laundering Bureau, launched an investigation into two people selling counterfeit designer merchandise. During the course of the investigation, undercover investigators paid approximately $4,000 for items purported to be designer products. The retail value of these items, if authentic, totaled more than $100,000.  

Investigators arrested two men during a transaction in the parking lot of the Long Island Welcome Center, located at 5100 Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills, on December 9,2020 at 2:40 p.m.  

Investigators seized counterfeit items from a vehicle including watches, perfume, sunglasses, handbags, wallets, scarves, gloves and backpacks bearing the fraudulent names of Coach, Burberry, Armani, Rolex, Chanel, Versace, Ugg, Gucci and Louis Vuitton.

Akter Hossen, 43, and Lemon Chakma, 37, both of 139-60 85th Drive, Jamaica, Queens, were both charged with Trademark Counterfeiting 1st Degree. They are scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip today.

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