Brickman Group landscaping contractor, has had some of its illegal alien employees in Pennsylvania busted. Some employees fled on foot as law enforcement showed up and arrested them. Who would have thought that a landscaping contractor would be hiring illegal aliens?
Of course it doesn't end there. The employees were using other people's Social Security Numbers, thus committing identity fraud and others simply had fraudulent documents. All of those arrested have not posted bail and are being held at the Northampton County Prison.
Of course this is a "victimless crime", unless of course you count the poor legal people of this country who are now going through hell trying to get their credit and things straightened out with the IRS that they didn't actually earn a bunch of extra money in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It's only victimless until it happens to you.
A sting this week by Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli's office caught seven illegal immigrants working for a Lehigh University contractor using either fake permanent resident alien cards or fake or stolen Social Security numbers, authorities said.
The seven, all men living in Bethlehem, were employees of a Bethlehem branch office of national landscaping company the Brickman Group.
Robert Miklich, a detective with the district attorney's office, said one of the men was from Uruguay and the six others were from Mexico.
Miklich said four of the men were arrested with the help of the Lehigh University Police Department when they showed up for work Wednesday morning on Lehigh's Goodman Campus. Three fled on foot and were arrested later Wednesday.
According to court documents, the men were part of a group of 14 employees working for the Bethlehem branch of the Brickman Group who submitted false documents when Brickman hired them. Miklich could not say what initiated the investigation, but said the seven arrested men were the only ones of the 14 still in the area.
According to the arrest affidavits, the records check found some of the men used Social Security numbers that belonged to someone else, some used numbers that didn't exist, and some used fake permanent resident alien cards as identification.
Brickman's Regional Pennsylvania Manager can be reached below in case you wish to let them know how you feel about Brickman Group hiring illegal aliens.
Direct Number 215-891-1241
Brickman Group Corporate Headquarters
18227D Flower Hill Way
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Because these illegal aliens used "other people's Social Security Numbers" as you put it, it is Brickman Group's fault?
Sounds like the people to blame here are the illegal aliens.
Posted by: Travis Doyle on September 25, 2007 03:19 PM
sure it's Brickmans fault. If it was 1 or 2 out 14 then maybe they get benefit of the doubt, when its 60% of them men on a single job it shows they dont check too hard AND that is their fault.
Posted by: mark on May 7, 2008 10:49 PM
Brickmans been doing it for years. Its sure is their fault just come to GA and check their employees out I'm sure you'll find the same problem. DON"T HIRE THE brickman group!!!!
Posted by: J on October 24, 2008 07:28 PM
Always hire The Brickman Group!!! They do the best work for the best price!!!
Posted by: Your Daddy on December 10, 2008 07:59 PM
Well who is Brickman supposed to hire to do these jobs? Your lazy asses sure aren't doing it. You want too much money and will take twice as long!
Posted by: Bob on March 21, 2009 12:06 PM
Brickman regularly audits their employees to check that their paperwork checks out. When someone is using stolen identity info, it is nearly impossible for the business owner to identify.
And yes, I have working in the industry for many years. If you want this work done, and done well, at a reasonable pay scale, you have to hire immigrants. American employees want to be paid more, and work less.
Posted by: Green ID on July 5, 2009 03:49 PM
Brickman hires illegal aliens in Columbus,OH also.
As does Peter Poll for landscaping.
Posted by: housefrau99 on August 3, 2009 04:10 PM
DOn't be racist bitches !!!!
Posted by: james on April 13, 2010 10:02 AM
hey all you lazy ass white people. If you get off your asses and out of the welfare line for long enough to go apply for a job with brickman they would be happy to hire you... Oh wait they tried that before, why do you think they hire hispanics!!!!
Posted by: buck on May 13, 2010 01:23 PM
I was recently hired by Brickman as a crew member in OH.
While I was one of only two non-hispanic trainees in the orientation session, I can say the manager that went through our training session was adamant about ensuring everyone in that room was eligible to work in the United States. And I mean EVERYONE.
Yes, Brickman's crews are majority Hispanic, but that's just part and parcel of our new American work ethic. Personally, the guys I work with are great and I wouldn't trade them for anything.
And yes, they're all eligible to work in this country. Just so ya know.
Posted by: BGH06 on March 12, 2011 07:21 PM
I recently (2011) heard that Brinkman has been utilizing illegal immigrants from York, PA. They arrive at work 745am in two passenger vans. I also informed that the crew leaders are verbally abusive to the legal workers. If an employee needs to attend appointment for themselves or their family members they are fired. Then a few days later the crew leaders will call back the same employee (some return, some do not). Crew leaders have repeatively cause employees to have emotional breakdowns (threatening employees with their jobs, yelling at the employees, and cursing at the employees. The make their employees work 10 to 12 hours daily (Sunday thru Saturday). Crew leaders have refused to pay employees for work done. Crew leaders submit the hourly report before allowing employees to review the hours that they have written on the papers. Employees have questioned their hours when receiving their paychecks. Someone needs to investigate Brickman Landscaping. Going to the Human Resource is useless because they view all their employees as being discrentaled employees. When legal employees quit the crew leaders will brag and gloat that they force the employee to leave. CAN YOU SPELL THE WORD HARASSMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: BIGHead on September 21, 2011 07:33 PM
Typical non-informed people making bold comments without any regard to knowing facts. Fact is Brickman does everything they are allowed to do by federal and state laws to ensure their workforce is elgible for employment in the United States. Some companies choose to ignore the laws of the land and others like Brickman do what the law allows. Problem is not Brickman, it's the laws. Oh and by the way, the laws are written by your United States Goverment. These laws require employers to make sure an applicant provides the required documents to complete the I-9 process however do not allow the employer to confirm that the documents are real. To do so is considered discrimination. Blame the goverment not the employers who have to live by the laws they write.
Posted by: bigfish1 on November 4, 2011 01:02 AM
Brickman was just convicted of defrauding the federal government among other clients. They were underbidding all their competitors, and then they weren't doing 1/2 of their contracted work. Duke Realty who was contracted for the Mark Center massive building on 395 was charged for work that was never completed. They didn't do 1000's of hours of work like they were contracted to do. My HOA had hired Brickman to do landscape services and they were doing the same crap. They never did soil tests as required by law, before putting down fertilizer, and they never put any signs out saying pesticides had been sprayed .... or they did not spray for pests, which is probably why a number of our trees are now diseased. Watch out for this company. They cut corners to make a profit. They're bid was 1/2 the price of some of their competitors.... no we know why.
Posted by: mark on January 24, 2012 02:00 PM
Brinkman sucks they are scab scum
Posted by: aj on March 6, 2012 03:37 PM
Brinkman is now in st. Raymond's cemetery in the bronx. I work at st rays and 11 of our seasonal workers were fired. Some of these men have been with us for 7 years waiting to be hired full time as was the practice here for years. This is a teamster union cemetery and they are allowing this. We went from 65 men to 20 and it is getting worse now that the Brinkman scabs are here.
Posted by: aj on March 6, 2012 03:46 PM
Brickman landscape is a complete joke. Basically the Kmart of commercial landscaping. Underbidding competitors, only to underperform to try and still make a buck is the name of the game. Cant speak for the rest of the nation, but in the Atlanta, Ga market they knowingly work around the laws to hire illegal workers. This is after they have already had a sting operation ran on them with numerous citations for knowingly hiring illegal aliens. Stay away from this company, they are only as good as their management- which is horrible.