Fair vendors accused of pedaling fake merchandise

Martin Cohen

October 22, 2010 3:50:33 AM PDT
Criminal charges have been filed against several NC State Fair vendors accused of pedaling counterfeit merchandise.A raid conducted by various law enforcement agencies this week uncovered more than $80,000 worth of counterfeit goods -- everything from NFL merchandise to designer handbags, even fake Disney-themed items.

The North Carolina Secretary of State's office says 50-year-old Martin Cohen is charged with one felony count of criminal use of a counterfeit trademark. He is from Florida.

Two other people are also facing misdemeanor charges related to the raid. Authorities say their booths at the fair have been shut down.

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