SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- More than four dozen employees of a Santa Clarita business were charged Monday with using false documents, with a third of those accused of identity theft for allegedly using someone else's Social Security number to get their jobs.
The charges stem from the arrests of more than fifty people in connection with a search warrant served last Thursday at L&M Optical as part of an ongoing investigation into identity theft, according to Deputy District Attorney Lori Dery.
Eighteen employees -- who allegedly provided someone else's Social Security number to get their jobs -- are charged with one count each of identity theft, false personation and false documentation.
Thirty-three others who allegedly provided phony Social Security numbers and phony green cards are charged with one count each of use of false documents and false personation, while the other three are charged with one count each of use of false documents.
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