Fraud! 1,000 Fake Designer Jeans Found in Traffic Stop

New York police say a van carrying nearly 1,000 pairs of counterfeit jeans -- complete with fake Saks and Bloomingdale's price tags -- has been intercepted because of a broken taillight.

Westchester County police spokesman Kieran Crowley says the driver, 33-year-old Frank Dellisanti of East Hanover, N.J., was arrested overnight and charged with trademark counterfeiting. He was awaiting arraignment Thursday and no lawyer was listed in court.

Crowley says the van was stopped on the Saw Mill Parkway late Wednesday. He says the officer suspected counterfeiting when he saw the garments, and detectives confirmed it.

The jeans were falsely labeled with such brands as Citizens of Humanity and Rock and Republic, some of which sell for nearly $400.

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