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Updated Feb 8, 2013 - 5:23 pm

MCSO arrests 27 workers at Tempe apparel company

TEMPE, Ariz. — Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies have raided a Tempe
company and arrested 27 employees.

Sheriff’s officials say 23 workers at Sportex Apparel were taken into custody
Friday afternoon on suspicion of identity theft and being in the country

They say four other employees were arrested on outstanding criminal warrants.

Search warrants were served at the company after sheriff’s officials were
alerted that unauthorized workers were employed by Sportex Apparel.

Sportex Apparel officials didn’t immediately return calls Friday on the raid
and the employee arrests.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio says it was his office’s 71st false identification


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