PAGEDALE, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County Police, working with the FBI and agents from Homeland Security are on the scene of a flea market raid in Pagedale.
Numerous officers and investigators could be seen entering the building and confiscating items from inside the market. The parking lot is blocked off and no one is being allowed in to the business.
The United States Attorney’s office stated Soukeye Fox, 49, of St. Louis County, was arrested Friday morning on charges of selling counterfeit goods. The items included trademarked brands on clothing, purses and shoes, including trademarks owned by Guru (True Religion Brand Jeans), Prada, Coach, and many more. She is accused of selling these items between 2008 and June 2012.
According to the indictment, Fox has owned and operated businesses located on West Florissant, Cherokee Street, and the Frison Flea Market. She is accused of routinely selling counterfeit goods, some which originated in China.
Fox is also accused of maintaining inventory of components for making counterfeit purses, including almost 6,000 counterfeit purse labels that were designed and intended to be used in creating counterfeit goods.
Fox, also known as Soukeye Samb and Sue Fox, was indicted by a federal Grand Jury Thursday on one felony count of trafficking in counterfeit goods. The indictment was suppressed until the arrest of the defendant earlier Friday.
If convicted, this charge carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and/or fines up to $2 million.
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and is part of a larger ongoing investigation into counterfeit goods.
The Frison Flea Market is located next to the St. Charles Rock Road MetroLink station.