BELLMORE, N.Y. — Long Island police say a man is charged with selling fake police badges at a flea market.

Nassau County Police were called to the flea market in Bellmore on Sunday in response to a complaint that someone was selling police badges. Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/2jjsUOt ) the 67-year-old vendor was selling fake badges from multiple agencies, alongside police and fire department uniform replicas.

The suspect was given a criminal summons to appear in court in Hempstead on Sept. 25. He is charged with criminal sale of a police uniform.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.