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Scammers stopped at Covered Bridge Festival

Parke County Sheriff Justin Cole tells News 10 they've been able to stop scammers this year with the help of a new requirement.

Posted: Oct. 19, 2017 9:01 PM
Updated: Oct. 19, 2017 9:01 PM

MANSFIELD, Ind. (WTHI) - More than 1,000 items confiscated. This was the story at last year's Covered Bridge Festival.

Police arrested 24 people for selling fake merchandise, such as imitations of Michael Kors purses and Nike apparel.

Parke County Sheriff Justin Cole tells News 10 they've been able to stop scammers this year with the help of a new requirement.

All vendors must be inspected for counterfeit items before opening for business. This Transient Merchant License is issued by the county. They oversee the items each vendor sells.

According to authorities - it is legal to possess a knockoff item, but illegal to sell it.

If you need to submit a counterfeit report, call your local police department.

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