Fake Blackhawks merchandise helps feds cash in on crackdown

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A federal investigation is cashing in on a crackdown and it is all thanks to the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup run.

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Agents showed off more $180,000 worth of fake NHL items during the Stanley Cup Final and the Blackhawks victory parade and rally.

During the crackdown named "Operation Team Player," agents seized fake jerseys, hats, t-shirts and other souvenirs in both Chicago and Tampa, Fla.

Officials say counterfeiting across the world can costs businesses $600-700 billion a year.

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