CALIFORNIA—The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced on November 21 that the Fraud & Cyber Crimes Bureau and Homeland Security Investigations conducted a search warrant operation as part of an on-going investigation involving criminal organizations engaging in access device fraud and identity theft.

Three adult males were arrested for operating a fraudulent document manufacturing and trafficking ring. During the search of the location, “sophisticated printing hardware, credit card blanks, driver’s license and social security card stock were seized,” the LASD stated. A loaded, unregistered firearm was seized from the location.

The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available to the public at this time. Anyone who may have been a victim of this type of crime is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency and report the incident.

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