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Police: Peoria man arrested for selling counterfeit Rolex watches

Posted: 12:14 PM, Aug 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-20 15:14:58-04
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PEORIA, AZ — A Peoria man was arrested after selling counterfeit Rolex watches to undercover detectives.

Court records show that on August 7 Peoria detectives responded to an online advertisement for Rolex watches. The person who posted the advertisement, Chad Alan Hamilton, 44, reportedly told police that "people would not be able to tell the watches are replicas."

Detectives made arrangements to buy two watches for $100. Pictures of the watches were sent to a private investigator working on behalf of Rolex. The investigator determined the watches were counterfeit, with the real watches being worth $10,000 each.

After serving a search warrant at Hamilton's home near 67th and Peoria avenues, police allegedly found five more watches bearing fake Rolex markings.

Hamilton has been charged with counterfeit marks.