llegal alien Orlando Vilchez Lazo was arrested this week and charged in a series of rapes.
Lazo was driving as a driver for Lyft in sanctuary state California.
The company is investigating.
The New York Post reported:
Ride-sharing company Lyft said Tuesday that it’s investigating how a former driver now charged in a series of rapes passed a background check even though federal immigration officials say the suspect was living in the country illegally.
The San Francisco district attorney’s office charged Orlando Vilchez Lazo, 36, with raping four women while posing as a ride-share driver in San Francisco.
Lyft spokeswoman Kate Margolis said the company is investigating Lazo’s employment history.
She said company officials “have no reason to believe these incidents occurred” while the suspect was on duty.
Margolis didn’t respond to requests for the timeframe of the suspect’s employment with the company. Company officials told other media outlets Vilchez Lazo was “deactivated” as a Lyft driver last week after his arrest.