chilean nationals

(Ventura County Sheriff's Office photo)

Ventura County Sheriff's detectives say their investigation into an organized crime ring in the region has led to the arrests of three people for making false documents, and government ID cards for the criminals.

Investigators have been tracking a group of Chilean nationals who have been committing identity theft and burglaries in Ventura County.  They learned the criminals were using the counterfeit identification to stay in the United States, and to obtain housing and credit.