clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Abercrombie & Fitch Fined

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has fined Abercrombie & Fitch $1.05 million for "violating federal immigration laws," reports WWD. "According to ICE's Office of Homeland Security Investigations, the settlement stems from a November 2008 inspection that uncovered numerous deficiencies in the chain's electronic I-9 verification system, which is supposed to verify that workers are eligible to work in the U.S. ICE said they knew of no illegal aliens who were actually hired by A&F as a result of the technology deficiencies and that Abercrombie had since addressed the problems and implemented new company practices to prevent any future violations." Fined over $1 million for faulty technology? That's worse than being fined $1,500 for spraying perfume while driving. [WWD]