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Cleaning crew arrested after ID raid

June 16, 2014

PHOENIX, AZ — Nine janitorial workers suspected of using fictitious identification documents to get jobs were arrested in a raid of state office buildings in Phoenix, according to AZFamily.

The raid that resulted in the arrests of the workers, employed by Upright Commercial Cleaning, was carried out Thursday night at Arizona Department of Transportation offices at the state capitol complex, the article stated.

According to the article, the sheriff's Criminal Employment Squad began investigating the cleaning company after ADOT employees reported possible fraud.

The nine workers are immigrants who aren't in the country legally and their manager, who was also arrested, is a U.S. citizen suspected of knowing that employees were using fake documents, the article noted.

The sheriff's office said the manager will be charged with trafficking in identity theft, a class two felony, while the employees were arrested on forgery charges, the article added.

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