Feds seize $500K worth of counterfeit goods at flea market


Federal agents seized more than $500,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise from an Ohio flea market last month, officials announced Tuesday.

According to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, the July 25 raid of the Rogers Community Auction seized several thousand items billed as designer merchandise such as UGG boots, OtterBox cell phone cases and NFL jerseys.

About 1,600 vendors sell goods at the Rogers Community Auction, which has 70 acres for parking, according to its website. Rogers is about 55 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

“The vast majority of individual vendors are selling legitimate goods,” said ICE spokesman Khaalid Walls.

No charges have been filed.

Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.