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Updated Sep 30, 2013 - 4:07 pm

MCSO arrests 24 suspects in identity theft case

PHOENIX — Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested 24 employees of
a Phoenix janitorial business for alleged identity theft.

They say some of the suspects used the false ID’s to buy homes, cars and open
credit card accounts and 23 of the 24 people arrested are in the country
illegally.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio says research by deputies confirmed that 120 employees of
ProServe used fake identification to gain employment.

Deputies served a search warrant on the business headquarters on Aug. 8 and
four suspects were taken into custody that day.

Since then, Arpaio says his office has continued to pursue and research
information concerning the whereabouts of other suspects in the case.

That led to 20 more arrests last week in the case. Deputies have identified 12
victims of the ID theft.

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