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Amherst man accused of selling counterfeit sports caps

TOWN OF NIAGARA – An Amherst man was arrested by Niagara County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday for selling alleged counterfeit sports caps like those made by New Era and other manufacturers at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, Sheriff James R. Voutour said

Weiliang Chen, 31, originally from White Plains, was taken into custody at the outlet mall, 1900 Military Road, in this township about 1 p.m. He is charged with a felony count of trademark counterfeiting in the second-degree, which carries a possible prison term of up to four years.

The sheriff said his agencies and the Town of Niagara Police Department conducted a joint investigation and seized more than 200 counterfeit caps with a retail value of more than $6,000 as Chen was arrested. He faces further proceedings in the Town of Niagara Court, where he was arraigned Wednesday afternoon.