ugg classic sale Three men arrested for selling bogus goods out of Deptford deli
DEPTFORD TWP. Three Gloucester County men were arrested Tuesday for pushing counterfeit goods that included professional sports team apparel and boots popular with women across the country.
There they took into custody Americo Stellato, Jr., 38, of Turnersville, Pelligrino Stellato, 33, of Williamstown and Giuseppe Stellato, 32, of Mullica Hill for violating the New Jersey Trademark Counterfeit Act.
Detective Sgt. George Johnson said there were 165 bogus NFL, MLB and NHL jerseys with a total retail value in excess of $18,000 seized at the site. There were also 127 pairs of counterfeit UGGS boots that carry a retail value of nearly $17,800.
The total retail value of the items is just shy of $36,000.
The three were charged with knowingly possessing or offer for sale counterfeit merchandise. were selling it directly out of the store, Johnson said. were selling to anyone who walked in. Jan. 14, Deptford Police were notified by a private detective out of Norristown, Pennsylvania that the fake goods were being sold out of the Stellato Boys Produce and Deli.
They included fake Philadelphia Eagles jerseys.
took over the investigation and we went in there and made some purchases and later determined that they goods were not authentic, Johnson said.
Bail for the three was set at $5,000 by Judge Nicholas Lacovara. They were released after posting bail.