Skip to comments.Sheriff Joe Raids GNC Nutrition: 21 Illegals Using Stolen IDs (Including Those of Dead Americans)
Posted on 08/10/2012 2:08:49 PM PDT by montag813
by John Hill
Stand With Arizona
He's known as "America's Toughest Sheriff". But Joe Arpaio continues to show he deserves the moniker of "America's JOBS Sheriff". Because every time Sheriff Joe conducts a raid, he frees up jobs for legal American workers.
Yesterday was no exception, as Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies raided the large General Nutrition Corporation (GNC) distribution warehouse in Phoenix. GNC is the dominant retailer of nutritional supplements in the U.S., with stores across the country.
MCSO's Jeff Sprong says the vitamin distribution business employed as many as 21 suspects using false identifications to secure employment. Two suspects were using social security numbers belonging to dead persons, Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.
About 30 MCSO deputies are involved in the operation. Arpaio says five people were arrested. One person was hiding in a women's bathroom, while another tried to hide under some type of equipment. Someone familiar with the business tipped off the Sheriff's office last year about illegal immigrants using fake IDs.
"This is a big, big operation..over 1,100 stores on the west coast and Alaska and Hawaii..we're not done yet. We have five in custody and will continue to look for the rest," Arpaio said.MCSO officials have told SWA that all 5 workers arrested thus far were in fact illegal aliens. It was the sheriff's 59th such sweep. In the previous 58 employer sanctions/identity theft operations, 100% of all suspects found to be committing identity theft to gain employment were illegal aliens. The Maricopa County Sheriff s office has investigated, arrested on the streets and in the jails over 51,000 illegal aliens.
"Illegal aliens are stealing identities of U.S. citizens to gain employment which escalates our unemployment problems. I dont believe we should tolerate this. Furthermore, I will continue to enforce all federal and state illegal immigration laws in the business sector through human smuggling and crime suppression operations, despite activists and the federal government who may not like it, said the Sheriff.See the video report here. Notice how the sniveling local reporter Mike Watkiss absurdly gives camera time to an illegal alien supporter who "sees nothing wrong" with illegals using the stolen identity of Americans - including those who are desceased. And of course he works in a mention of the absurd "racial profiling" lawsuit that was filed against Sheriff Joe.
Arpaio stresses that one of the benefits of these employer sanctions/identity theft operations is that they open up job opportunities for legal citizens.
For critics who insist that illegal aliens only take the jobs that Americans refuse to do, we remind them of the example in the news report below, where legal workers of all ages and backgrounds lined up for jobs at three Phoenix-area restaurants, after a major Arpaio raid removed 200 workers there:
"America's Jobs Sheriff" is on it. Don't you wish your local Sheriff worked as hard to free up jobs in your city or town? If they are not, let them know you want our laws enforced, and illegal aliens taken off the job. (You can find their contact info HERE).
Way to go, Joe!
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Thanks, Sheriff Joe, not only for all your hard work, but setting a good example.
Sherrif Joe for Prez!
Sheriff Joe for Prez!
Holder will go ballistic..................
We should handle this like drug busts, seize and sell all equipment and assets in the operation. Would only take one or two employers having their business sold out from under them and they would all stop hiring Illegals.
Would be interesting to hear from the Social Security folks.
I assume most of the time (unless there is Chicago type fraud) when a person dies, their account is closed?
Then suddenly years later SS “payroll tax” contributions start coming in under that number.
No red flags?
Still waiting to see this in Texas...still waiting...still waiting...
Never mind, I forgot who our governor is.
... and in an unrelated news flash: Democratic voter roles have just dropped...
“MCSO’s Jeff Sprong says the vitamin distribution business employed as many as 21 suspects using false identifications to secure employment. Two suspects were using social security numbers belonging to dead persons, Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.”
Somebody needs to raid a big white mansion in DC and arrest one of the occupants for using the social security number of a dead man.
GNC, a Pittsburgh company, headquartered at 300 6th. Avenue in the Golden Triangle.
“Then suddenly years later SS payroll tax contributions start coming in under that number.
No red flags?”
Why would the government want to investigate money coming in?
It is hard and politically dangerous for elected sheriffs to go after employers, though.
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Most Credit Card companies can spot a stolen card in seconds and our bloated unconstitutional government cannot spot a bogus SS number?
Seems the government could shut down a major portion of the SS Department and pay the CC industry to do verification.
Even the top management/supervisors in these industries are many times also here illegally, as the greedy employers have to hire bilingual Spanish speaking supervisors to communicate with their low wage illegal alien workforces.
...and speaking of credit card numbers, can’t say I’d be all to comfortable handing over my plastic to someone who is here illegally and using stolen ID.
Doubt Barry’s regime will want to do anything against GNC, but as a consumer I know I plan to do (hint: it involves NEVER spending my hard earned money there).
make joe the head of ICE
Great idea. Imagine Putin sitting agross the table from Joe. Poor Putin. Instead Putin uses Obama as a wash rag.
“...51,000 illegal aliens.”
Dead American Social Security numbers are easily attainable off the Internet. I was shocked when I first saw the site while I was doing some genealogical research. Lots of them WWII vets. I wondered at my first viewing if anyone would be unethical enough to use them. Now we know.
In the early 80's, when I fled Pittsburgh for Texas, I seem to recall there was a lot of noise about GNC also relocating its corporate HQ out of town...to perhaps Atlanta. Anybody from the Burgh remember this?
It was around the time when the unions and the Democrat machine (Flaherty, Caliguiri and company) killed the steel industry. Several longtime corporate citizens were leaving around that time like Gulf and Rockwell. Even the iconic Quaker State Oil Company left the Quaker State and followed me to Texas! :-)
Forget about illegals in Arizona.
We need to send Arpaio to DC to arrest Baraq & WithHolder....
I love him like a brother.
Funny you should mention CC companies. Just this week I got a text alert, an email alert, AND a phone call from my bank regarding a suspicious transaction on my debit card. All of the notifications occurred literally within 5 minutes of each other and within 30 minutes of the actual transaction.
It was indeed fraudulent. The bank cancelled my card, and a new one was in my hands in 4 days.
The amount of the transaction?
That’s right, ONE dollar.
Never mind, I forgot who our governor is.
Newsflash, Joe Arpaio isn't Governor of Arizona.
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DC is 3000+ miles away and can FOAD. Our Imperial Rome is bloated on our tax dollars with lots of construction cranes visible on the skyline unlike any other city USA
“Newsflash, Joe Arpaio isn’t Governor of Arizona.”
But NO ONE in Arizona jails him, as our governor would (likely) do here in Texas if a conservative stepped out of line on an issue so important to him (i.e., flooding the state with Illegals).
That’s why nothing happens...he OWNS them all.
I really don’t know, but thanks for the ping to the Sheriff Joe thread. I found it interesting that two of the illegals were using Social Security numbers from dead people. I wonder who taught them that?
Good for Joe.
While at the site, I clicked on another article and promptly blew a gasket.
“OUTRAGE: ICE and Border Patrol Leaders Expose the Border Chaos Resulting from Obama Amnesty Decree”
your comment is an EXCELLENT example of Joe’s real charge
you excuse lack of illegal law results because Perry is your governor.
Sheriff Joe was never governor in Arizona and while Joe was in fact Sheriff of Maricopa county, Janet Napilatano was governor twice.
I live here that combo was always stink on a skunk.
No...the law tasks sheriffs to enforce law.Joe does .Governors, nope.
Hard to believe - Sheriff Joe grew up in Massachusetts.
Illegals Begin Leaving Arizona as New Law Approaches (2008)
For the first time, Mexican officials in Arizona admit there is hard evidence illegal immigrants are preparing to leave the state because a new employer sanctions law is making it difficult, if not impossible, for them to keep a job. Illegal immigrants are flooding the Mexican consulate in Phoenix for documents that will allow them to return to Mexico to enroll their children in school, the consul to Arizona, Carlos Flores Vizcarra, told FOX News. They are also requesting a document called “menaje de casa,” which allows illegal immigrant families living in the U.S. to cross into Mexico without paying a tax on their furniture and personal belongings. Vizcarra said 94 families asked the embassy for students transfer documents last month, compared to only three last year. He said several thousand immigrants asked for the tax document. In a separate interview, Edmundo Hidalgo of the non-profit immigrant support group Chicanos Por La Causa, said 30,000 illegal immigrants said in a survey last week that they planned to leave Arizona sometime before March 1, when the states tough new employer sanctions law goes into effect.
Under the law, employers can lose their business licenses if they hire undocumented workers. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has set up a hotline for citizens to report on employers who hire illegals. He has said enforcement will begin when the law goes into effect. Many deputies have also been given arrest authority by Customs and Border Protection to enforce federal immigration law. So in the course of a traffic stop, illegal immigrants without a driver’s license could ultimately face deportation. These factors, combined with a slowing economy, are forcing many undocumented workers to consider leaving Arizona. According to a study last year, 12 percent of Arizonas workforce is in the U.S. illegally,
Someone in AZ, didn’t this law go into effect March, 2008?
I hope Joe is the one who slaps the cuffs on Holder and his fellow criminals. It would be sweet justice.
Massachusetts was different decades ago. The whole country was different decades ago.
“you excuse lack of illegal law results because Perry is your governor.”
Hell I don’t excuse it, I deplore it. We have 254 counties in Texas, each with a sheriff. I have NO DOUBT that more than a handful of counties would like to do the same as Joe - but they know that, unlike Jan Brewer, our governor will probably look them (the Sheriffs) up if they try.
Otherwise, it would have already been tried.
(1) The "Birth Certificate Copy" exhibited on the WH website is NOT what Obama's lawyer received from the State of Hawaii.
(2) The Selective Service registration submitted by Obama is fraudulent
(3) The Social Security identification used by Obama is fraudulent
Unfortunately, Joe is a Sheriff. He can only legally bring his evidence to those officials whom the state constitution places over him. They choose to ignore the evidence; to do nothing.
On the federal level, it is Holder himself who may choose to act, or not act, upon evidence. Thus, there will be no justice. The United States of America is in the midst of an anti-constitutional coup that so far, has been successful.
Don’t forget Dewhurst was there for 10 years as well..but this time he was really going to get tough on the border...lol.
“Dont forget Dewhurst was there for 10 years as well..but this time he was really going to get tough on the border...lol.”
Of course - but if Perry wanted Dewhurst to help secure the border, I have no doubt Dewhurst would have done so (to keep his position). The rot starts at the top.
“Thats right, ONE dollar”
They make small purchases to check to see if your card will go through and once it does they will go for the big ticket items.
Thanks very much for the ping; post; thread. HOORAY Sheriff Joe and the law-implementing, boots-on-the-ground, line of defenders. BTTT!
Citizen hero BUMP!