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.
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
Phoenix man accused of selling bogus pro sports apparelMore>>
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information on obituaries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends in Mid-Michigan. Death notices are displayed during theMore >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones.More >
Friday, August 29 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:00:44 GMT
Tony Stewart should be back in his comfort zone at a NASCAR track, ready for racing.More >
Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of...More >