Counterfeit designer products seized from Austin store

In this Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, photo, counterfeit Louis Vuitton bags are found in a shipment by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, including Gabriel Richardson, right, at H&M Terminals Transport Inc. warehouse, in Kearney, N.J. Counterfeiting is a multibillion-dollar business in China, which produces nearly nine of every 10 fake items seized at U.S. borders. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police have arrested a local store manager accused of selling counterfeit designer handbags.

Manager 35-year-old Irfanbhai Momin, faces counterfeit charges after a private investigator identified numerous fake designer products on display in the store, according to the arrest affidavit.

 Irfanbhai Momin
Irfanbhai Momin

The investigator told Austin police he observed counterfeit Louis Vuitton, Burberry, an Otterbox products at the Mi Pueblito store on 8905 N Lamar Blvd.

While investigators were at the scene, Momin arrived at the store behaving belligerently, as stated in the affidavit. Two of the store’s employees pointed out Momin as the manager of Mi Pueblito.

As the manager of the store, police determined Momin was responsible for knowingly possessing and selling counterfeit products

Momin is now out of jail on a $10,000 bond. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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