Long Island Boutique Owner Arrested with $40M in Fake Goods

31-year-old Lindsay Castelli owns a boutique called Linny’s Boutique in Long Island.

On Tuesday, she was arrested with more than $40 million in fake designer goods.

The cache they found was part of an illicit hoard that she sold around the country, according to authorities.

Castelli sold fake Gucci, Chanel, Prada, Dior, Ugg and Louis Vuitton knock-offs to customers who believed they were getting the real deal.

Castelli used 22 printing presses (recovered during her arrest) to create thousands of fake heat-sealed counterfeit labels, which she then attached to the items before raising their prices to designer points.

The boutique owner’s arrest comes after a year-and-a-half-long investigation. She’s been charged with second-degree trademark counterfeiting and has been released from jail ahead of a November court appearance. She could face up to three years in prison if convicted.


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