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Seized Counterfeit Jackets, Coats Donated To Charity On Long Island

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Thousands of coats and jackets seized in a counterfeit bust are being put to good use.

Authorities said they seized 50,000 coats and jackets with a street value of $2 million from a Hicksville warehouse last year. The clothing had phony labeling of The North Face company.

The Nassau County District Attorney's Office donated half of the haul to charity on Tuesday.

"We were able to take all of those coats, get them altered, take the fake labels off, get them tested -- all of that testing was paid for by the defendant -- make sure that they're safe and get them out on the street to the people who need them," District Attorney Madeline Singas said.

The remaining confiscated outerwear will be donated later this week.

For information on how to donate, visit The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Long Island website.

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