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Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies have conducted a raid on Berardi Enterprises, a Peoria construction reclamation company.
The Sheriff’s Office acted on an anonymous tip from a former employee of the business who alleged that the company was knowingly hiring illegal aliens using falsified identification.
Five employees of the business suspected of being illegal aliens were arrested on identity theft charges, a class four felony. The company’s management cooperated with deputies and assisted in locating suspects.
“These investigations would be much easier on everybody if we could get the same type of cooperation from businesses that we got from this company. [This] operation should serve as a message to all companies who hire illegal aliens.” Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.
While conducting the morning raid Sheriff’s deputies learned that one of the suspects was using the identity of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. “This once again proves that identity theft is not victimless and affects many people” stated the Sheriff.
This raid marks the 24th investigation carried out by Sheriff’s deputies on businesses engaging in the practice of hiring illegal aliens.