Charges Pending in Counterfeit Sports Memorabilia Case 12-21-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-41573

Date/Time:   Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at 11:45AM

Location:  Sports Fever and Christmas Treasure stores inside Dover Mall
(1365 N DuPont Highway, Dover, DE)

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit executed search warrants on two businesses inside of the Dover Mall for selling counterfeit sports merchandise.  Sports Fever and Christmas Treasures were both involved in the sale of counterfeit items.  Both stores are owned by Salvatore Argo (42), of Mountaintop, Pennsylvania.  As a result of the search warrants, the following items were seized:

– 311 NFL Counterfeit Jerseys
– 87 MLB Counterfeit Jerseys
– 93 NBA Counterfeit Jerseys
– 15 NCAA Counterfeit Jerseys
– 9 MLB Counterfeit T-shirts
– 42 NFL Counterfeit T-Shirts
– 77 NFL Counterfeit Sweatshirts
– 7 MLB Counterfeit Sweatshirts
– 9 NBA Counterfeit Sweatshirts
– 1 NHL Counterfeit Sweatshirt
– 347 Counterfeit New Era Hats
– 29 Counterfeit Mitchell and Ness Hats
– 20 Counterfeit 47 Brand hats
– 8 Counterfeit Adidas Hats
– 13 Counterfeit Nike Hats
– 10 Counterfeit Reebok Hats
– 402 Counterfeit Photographs

Argo will face charges of Trademark Counterfeiting  as a result of this investigation.  Consumers who are concerns about the authenticity of purchased items should contact the businesses directly.

The below images represent approximately a third of the total amount of merchandise that was seized.

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