Long Island Woman Arrested in Counterfeit Operation Faked $40 Million Worth of Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Dior and More
A Long Island woman arrested in a massive counterfeit operation faked $40 million worth of designer labels such as Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Dior, Louis Vuitton and more.
31-year-old Lindsay Castelli was arrested by Nassau County police last Friday after a year-long investigation into her store, Linny’s Boutique.
According to reports, law enforcement executed a search warrant earlier this month and seized 22 press machines as well as counterfeit luxury brand merchandise.
“Castelli was the sole owner of the store that contained thousands of fake heat-sealed counterfeit labels along with assorted clothing and jewelry.” ABC 7 New York reported.
Detectives said the counterfeit luxury items were being shipped all over the US.
Castelli was ordered to appear in court on November 2 after being charged with trademark counterfeiting.
ABC 7 New York reported:
Officials in Nassau County announced on Tuesday they arrested a woman and confiscated $40,000,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise.
Lindsay Castelli, 31, was arrested Oct. 7 on a charge of trademark counterfeiting.
Police says they opened an investigation in April 2021 at Linny’s Boutique at 1032 Old Country Road.
They say Castelli was the sole owner of the store that contained thousands of fake heat-sealed counterfeit labels along with assorted clothing and jewelry.
“A simple $10 sweatshirt, you put the Chanel brand on it, it sells for $5,300,” said Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder.
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