CA: 54 workers face charges of ID theft

Jerry Berrios reports:

Fifty-four employees of a Valencia DVD company were charged Monday with using false documents, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

The charges followed a raid Thursday on L&M Optical Disc West in which authorities arrested 55 individuals in connection with a variety of identity-theft-related crimes. Prosecutors declined to file charges on one individual because of insufficient evidence, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office.

The investigation began after a number of ID theft victims started receiving Internal Revenue Service paperwork showing that they owed taxes on jobs they didn’t hold.

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