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September 22, 2018

Police: Fulton Store Sold, May Have Made Counterfeit Brand-Name Goods


From left to right, Brian Patch, Kevin Patch and Cynthia Bukolt, in mugshots supplied by the State Police.

From left to right, Brian Patch, Kevin Patch and Cynthia Bukolt, in mugshots supplied by the State Police.

B&V Discounts. (State Police photo.)

B&V Discounts. (State Police photo.)

The New York Yankee caps, Syracuse University sweatshirts, North Face jackets and brand name handbags all had one thing in common at Fulton’s B&V Discounts store.

According to State Police and Fulton Police, they weren’t the real deal.

State Police announced Monday the arrest Thursday of the store’s owner, manager and clerk after police raided the 121 West Broadway store on a search warrant earlier in the day.

Arrested were:

  • Store clerk Cynthia A. Bukolt, 53, of 606 Manhattan Ave., Fulton;
  • Store owner Brian R. Patch, 66, of 491 Pine Hill Rd, West Rutland, Vermont;
  • Store manager Kevin S. Patch, 38, 337 Mount Pleasant Rd., Fulton.

Each was charged with a felony count of Trademark Counterfeiting.

State Police reported that they seized:

  • 200 purses;
  • 150 NY Yankee sweatshirts;
  • 100 NY Yankee t-shirts;
  • 120 North face jackets;
  • 50 North Face sweatshirts;
  • 100 North Face jackets;
  • 30 pair of Ugg boots;
  • 70 counterfeit Syracuse University sweatshirts, and;
  • 2 thermal transfer presses, which police allege are commonly used to put counterfeit logos onto clothing.
Three of the items seized by State Police, who allege the items and hundreds of others contained counterfeit logos. (State Police photos.)

Three of the items seized by State Police, who allege the items and hundreds of others contained counterfeit logos. (State Police photos.)

Police allege that all of the items seized were counterfeit.

Each suspect was ticketed and released. They are due in Fulton City Court at 9:00 a.m. Thursday. City courts cannot dispose of felony cases, so these cases will wind up in the state courts if the felony count remains.

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