On Nov. 21 The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Fraud & Cyber Crimes Bureau and Homeland Security Investigations conducted a search warrant operation as part of an on-going investigation involving criminal organizations engaging in access device fraud and identity theft.
Three adult males were arrested for operating a fraudulent document manufacturing and trafficking ring. During the search of the location, highly sophisticated printing hardware, credit card blanks, driver’s license and social security card stock were seized. A loaded, unregistered firearm was also seized from the location.
The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available at this time.
Those who believe they have been a victim of this type of crime should contact their local law enforcement agency and report the incident.
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