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Abercrombie & Fitch Fined

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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]