A federal crackdown on counterfeit goods continued Monday with a search at the Boulevard Mall in Amherst and Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga.
Federal agents conducted searches of eight kiosks at the two malls and confiscated what they believe are 1,000 fake iPhone accessories.
James C. Spero, special agent in charge of the Buffalo office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, said the searches occurred after undercover agents purchased goods from the kiosks.
“This is not a victimless crime," Spero said. “The victims are American businesses and ultimately American workers.”
Spero said no arrests were made but the investigation is continuing.
The searches followed a similar search Friday of a flea market in Cheektowaga that resulted in the confiscation of what agents believe are more than 200 fake handbags and 50 fake pairs of designer footwear.