The owners of 7-Eleven stores in New York and Virginia are in big trouble. They've been accused by federal investigators of running a "modern day plantation system" in which they forced undocumented workers to labor for 100 hours a week for slave-like wages.
A total of 10 stores in New York and four in Virginia were seized by federal investigators on Monday after they found undocumented workers from Pakistan were given stolen identities. The owners of the stores were charged with fraud, identity theft and concealing illegal immigrants to work at their stores.
James Hayes, a special agent in charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's New York investigations said, "The 7-Eleven franchises seized today will be better known for their big fraud than their Big Gulp."
An unidentified customer at one of the stores was shocked to hear the news... "Oh my God, that's terrible. I come here every day. I know all the guys that work here. They're all very nice people. I just can't believe it. I can't believe it. That's crazy."
(Courtesy of ABC News)