- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix firefighter is on leave following his arrest for allegedly selling counterfeit NFL jerseys.

Phoenix Fire Department officials said Thursday that 30-year-old Justin Negrete, who faces a felony charge of counterfeit mark violation, is on administrative leave.

Police say Negrete was arrested Wednesday in Peoria and jerseys with counterfeit markings were found in his car.

According to court documents, police saw a Craigslist ad offering NFL jerseys at $50 each posted by Negrete in November.

It was not known Thursday whether Negrete, an eight-year veteran of the department, had an attorney.

Sgt. Trent Crump says police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are jointly working to prevent fraudulent activities tied to the Super Bowl’s arrival.

The Super Bowl is scheduled to be played Feb. 1 in Glendale.


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