Rome store owner accused of selling counterfeit merchandise

By WKTV News

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A store owner in the City of Rome has been charged after authorities say he was selling counterfeit merchandise.

According to New York State Police, a four-month investigation has come to an end into the selling of trademark counterfeit merchandise at a store called "Design Sellar" in the City of Rome. Authorities said the investigation centered on Design Sellar's owner, Ronald Yacobucci, 60, of Rome, who is accused of selling the counterfeit merchandise.

Search warrants were executed on May 11, 2012, at Design Sellar, located at 233 W. Dominick Street in the city of Rome, and an excess of $54,000 in trademark counterfeit merchandise was seized.

The New York State Police were assisted by members of the Rome Police Department's Special Investigations Unit, the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, and the Oneida County District Attorney's Office.

On May 23, Yacobucci was charged with 1 count of second-degree trademark counterfeiting and 3 counts of third-degree trademark counterfeiting.

Yacobucci was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the City of Rome Court on Friday June 1, 2012 at 9 a.m.

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