Illegal Immigrants Using Stolen Or Falsified Social Security Numbers To Get Jobs

Illegal immigrants have been using stolen or falsified social security numbers to get jobs with road contractors in our state. That's the conclusion of an investigation conducted by the Charlotte Observer. The newspaper reports that it examined a small sample of road contractors' payroll records from 2005 and found questionable social security numbers for one-third of the 85 workers involved. Eleven workers say they made up or bought social security numbers on the counterfeit market.