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3 charged in scheme directing migrants to shoplift in exchange for fake IDs, sheriff says – Chicago Sun-Times

3 charged in scheme directing migrants to shoplift in exchange for fake IDs, sheriff says – Chicago Sun-Times

The Cook County sheriff’s office has arrested the leaders of an alleged identity fraud ring that targeted migrants and fueled a rise in downtown retail theft.Three Mexican nationals had directed recent Venezuelan migrants to steal items from Magnificent Mile stores in exchange for identity cards that would allow them to get jobs, Sheriff Tom Dart said Tuesday.Police discovered the pattern after speaking to dozens of migrants with nearly identical stories, Dart said.“They were being either told to steal things to get money, or specifically directed to steal specific things … to either buy or trade for Social Security cards or American… 

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