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PHOENIX - A man is in custody for allegedly selling brand-name counterfeit items at a Phoenix discount store and a swap meet.
Phoenix police said Tuesday that 40-year-old Rafael Castro has been booked into jail.
The Phoenix Police Business and Economic Stability Team began researching the case in May after receiving information from representatives of national brand-name retailers.
Detectives say Castro was suspected of selling counterfeit products such as handbags, shirts and wallets.
Police served search warrants at the discount store and swap meet businesses Friday and also Castro's home.
A 36-year-old woman also was identified as a person of interest involved in the counterfeit case and police say she faces charges. Her name hasn't been released yet.
It was unclear Tuesday if Castro has an attorney yet for his case.
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