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Two arrested for selling knockoff handbags; over 300 seized

CORNWALL – Two people are charged with trademark counterfeiting after they were found selling knockoff designer handbags at the Cornwall Fall Festival over the weekend.

An agent of a designer brand, who was conducting surveillance at the festival, alerted Cornwall Town Police to the two people who were selling the fake bags.

Local police moved in and arrested Harmeen Sawhney, 42, of Salisbury Mills and Harry Finerow, 74, of Ellenville on felony charges.

Police Chief Todd Hazard said there is an issue beyond the designer company being victimized.

“Money from these things finds their way to terrorist groups; they are who are providing the distributors and that works throughout the region,” Hazard said.

Among the labels of the knockoff handbags were Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Louis Vuitton and Coach.