MCSO investigates ID theft at Scottsdale furniture company

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MCSO received a tip

SCOTTSDALE -- Eight illegal immigrants were arrested and booked on felony identification theft charges after a raid at a Scottsdale furniture business Wednesday morning.

Forty Maricopa County sheriff's deputies served a search warrant at Scottsdale Art Factory near Scottsdale and Greenway roads in the Scottsdale Airpark.

Deputy Lindsey Smith said four others were arrested for violating immigration laws. One of those was also charged with drug possession.

Smith said the investigation began after a tip came into the sheriff's illegal immigration hotline in March from a source who said that the business owner was knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.