The Asset Forfeiture Unit reports the arrest of a Smithtown woman for Trademark Counterfeiting that occurred on Friday, October 7, 2022 in Plainview at 8:00 am.
According to Detectives, in April 2021 an extensive investigation with the assistance of the United States Postal Inspectors was conducted at Linny’s Boutique located at 1032 Old Country Road. It was determined that the Defendant Lindsay Castelli, 31, of 10 Colonial Drive was the sole owner of a storefront that contained thousands of synthetic heat-sealed counterfeit labels along with assorted clothing and jewelry.
On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, Asset Forfeiture Detectives executed a Nassau County Search Warrant. During the search, Detectives removed 22 printing press machines and various counterfeit items labeled from Gucci, Chanel, Prada, Dior, Ugg, and Louis Vuitton. The combined value of the items was over $40,000,000. Further investigation revealed the items were being shipped all over the United States.
On Friday, October 7, 2022 Defendant Lindsay Castelli surrendered herself to Nassau County Asset Forfeiture Detectives.
Lindsay Castelli is being charged with Trademark Counterfeiting 2nd Degree. She was released on a Desk Appearance Ticket and ordered to appear at First District court in Hempstead on November 2, 2022.