What to Know
- A man and woman from Flushing were arrested for peddling fake designer goods on Wednesday
- The pair stashed over $250,000 worth of knock-off goods, including pocketbooks and accessories with Michael Kors and Tory Burch labels
- The two were released on their own recognizance and are due back in court on Dec. 13
Two Flushing residents have been charged following the seizure of over a quarter million dollars worth of knock-off designer goods from three separate storage units in Ridgewood on Thursday, the Queens District Attorney's office said.
Xu Jing, 46, and Jing Ye, 43, were arraigned at Queens Criminal Court Wednesday and charged with first-degree trademark counterfeiting, officials said.
The two were released on their own recognizance and are scheduled to return to court on Dec. 13. If convicted, they face up to five years in prison.
Attorney information for the pair wasn't immediately available.
Detectives executed a court-permitted search warrant earlier this week at the CubeSmart Self Storage in Ridgewood, where Jing and Ye were allegedly spotted selling faux designer merchandise, according to a criminal complaint.
Three different storage units were filled with dozens of boxes and bags packed with knock-off designer items, including Chanel leather goods and accessories with the Tory Burch and Gucci labels. The seizure allegedly included hats, belts, and lighters.
The NYPD's Queens District Attorney's Squad conducted the investigation with the help of the Allegiance Protection Group.