Individuals Charged With Trademark Counterfeiting

The Nassau County Police Department Asset Forfeiture Unit arrested five individuals on Monday, Nov. 28 within Nassau County.

At the completion of a two-month investigation into trademark counterfeiting undertaken  with assistance from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations New York Office and the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, detectives executed numerous legal search warrants for counterfeit designer handbags, scarves, watches and jewelry in excess of $200,000 and arrested the following individuals:

Fern Ciraolo, 53, of Hewlett Harbor, who allegedly displayed and offered for sale in her residence counterfeit designer merchandise. Subsequent to the arrest Justin Ciraolo, 21, same address, was found to be in possession of numerous narcotics. Both defendants were placed under arrest at scene without incident. 

Jack Huzarsky, 74, of Syosset, who allegedly displayed and offered for sale counterfeit designer merchandise in his 2015 Chevrolet Equinox in the rear parking lot of 421 Glen Cove Road, East Hills. Defendant was placed under arrest at residence without incident.

Alyssa Reichel, 49, of North Woodmere displayed and offered for sale counterfeit designer merchandise at Ego Trip inside the Cheveux Day Spa and Salon located in Woodmere.  Defendant was placed under arrest at residence without incident.

Elsa Bonilla, 31, of Westbury, who allegedly displayed and offered for sale counterfeit designer merchandise at ELSY Salon, Westbury. Defendant was placed under arrest at her place of business without incident.

Fern Ciraolo and Reichel were charged with two counts of second-degree counterfeiting and was issued a desk appearance ticket returnable at First District Court in Hempstead.

Huzarsky was charged with second-degree counterfeiting and was issued a desk appearance ticket returnable at First District Court in Hempstead.

Bonilla was charged with four counts of second-degree counterfeiting and was issued a desk appearance ticket returnable at First District Court in Hempstead. 

Justin Ciraolo was charged with four counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. He was arraigned  at First District Court in Hempstead.

—Submitted by the Nassau County Police Department

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