Over a million dollars was paid out to the illegal mexicans while working there – That’s a million that could have gone to an American family. Obama and Congress says that illegal aliens don’t harm Americans
Illegal aliens arrested at AV company
Seven caught; investigators searching for eight more
March 20, 2011 9:14 AM
APPLE VALLEY • According to investigators, nearly half of the employees at an Apple Valley company were using fake Social Security, immigration or identifications cards allegedly purchased on the streets of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
“We worked for more than a year on this case and made several arrests,” San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Todd Newton said. “We had to get ICE involved, had to run all the Social Security numbers and it took a lot of time.”
In all, seven employees of American Integrity Corp. were arrested but eight are still outstanding, Newton said.
While working one identity theft case, authorities learned from one of the seven people ultimately arrested that there were several illegal immigrants working at the window company with false documents.
An employee who was also working with bogus or stolen documents directed potential hires to buy documents in Los Angeles and possibly Long Beach, Newton stated.
Through an investigation, it was learned American Integrity paid at least 15 people approximately $1.8 million for their employment that lasted between one and 10 years.
Seven people were arrested: Anel Santoyo, 22, of Victorville, and David Jimenez, 30, Gabriel Monroy, 33, Pilar Morales, 37, Alberto Rada, 26, Ulises Saaverdra Orduna, 22, and Felipe Orozco, 48, all residents of Apple Valley. They were booked for false personation, possession of false documents, possession of forged driver licenses and possession of false documents.
Because the hiring of undocumented workers is an issue handled at the federal level, sheriff’s investigators could not charge the owners of American Integrity with any crime.
The Victorville District Attorney’s office filed a total of 69 felony counts against the American Integrity workers, with eight people still outstanding.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Isabel Luna, 61, Juan Martinez, 23, Felipe Michel, 37, Ruben Pina, 61, Jose Prado, 37, Helia Rosales, 61, Cesar Ruiz, 46, and Leonardo Diaz, 25, are asked to call the Apple Valley station at (760) 240-7400 or call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.
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Beatriz E. Valenzuela may be reached at (760) 951-6276 or at BValenzuela@VVDailyPress