Robert Lee Noble is accused of selling counterfeit sports apparel at a Phoenix swap market at 3801 E. Washington St. in Phoenix. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
A Phoenix man who has been the subject of an ongoing investigation by U.S. Department of Homeland Security was arrested by Phoenix police Wednesday on suspicion of selling counterfeit professional sports clothing.
Robert Lee Noble, 46, is accused of selling the bogus items at a Phoenix swap market at 3801 E. Washington St. in Phoenix as part of his business for the past 18 months, according to a court document.
During the investigation, undercover agents purchased items from Noble.
Investigators from Phoenix police and Homeland Security recovered more than $50,000 in clothing after serving numerous search warrants at his business and storage units on Wednesday.
Private investigators from the National Football League and Major League Baseball trained in the identification of counterfeit marks helped in the verifying more than 1,000 counterfeit items that included NFL jerseys he sold for $50 each, NFL and MLB caps, all of which comprise 90 percent of Noble's business sales, he told investigators.
He was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail.
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