Odd declaration on company website
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant on a Scottsdale furniture business Wednesday as part of an employer sanctions-ID theft investigation.
The business, Scottsdale Art Factory, is located in the Scottsdale Airpark, at 74th Street and Greenway Road.
Eight people were arrested and identified as suspects in an ID theft investigation, the sheriff’s office said. An additional four were arrested for violating immigration laws. One of those was also charged with drug possession.
The investigation began after a tip came into the sheriff’s illegal immigration hotline in March from a source who advised the sheriff’s office that the business owner was knowingly hiring illegal aliens, according to a report on KTAR.
On the extensive company website under Compare Pricing Now, was this bewildering note: “Purchase American Made. Since we produce products in our industry that are comparable to a Ferrari this offer does not include off brands made in China, and other cheap labor force foreign land manufacturers.”
Apparently, the company prefers to import the “cheap labor force” rather than the product, from “foreign lands.”