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Cops: Man sold police badges at Bellmore Flea Market

Howard Kaminowitz, 67, of East Meadow, was charged

Howard Kaminowitz, 67, of East Meadow, was charged with selling police badges and related items at a flea market in Bellmore, Nassau County police said Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Credit: NCPD

An East Meadow man peddling police-related merchandise at a flea market has been charged with criminal sale of a police uniform, Nassau County police said Monday.

Officers went to the Bellmore Flea Market on Pettit Avenue on Sunday afternoon in response to a complaint that a man was selling police badges, police said.

The officers found a table with numerous replicas of police badges from a number of police agencies, police patches, and ambulance worker uniforms from various fire departments, police said.

Howard Kaminowitz, 67, of Cadillac Drive, was given a misdemeanor summons to appear Sept. 25 in First District Court in Hempstead to face the charge of criminal sale of a police uniform, police said.

The charge includes the sale of badges, insignias or other items that would identify the wearer as a police officer.

Kaminowitz did not immediately respond to a message left at a telephone number listed in his name.

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