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That's when he realize his Social Security number was being used by another person — and that it was his former boss, Danvers-based SJ Services, that had given it to another worker, a case filed yesterday in Salem Superior Court claims.
"Our suspicion is that they were using my client's Social Security number for someone who may have been undocumented," attorney Josef Culik said yesterday.
"Since Mr. Hernandez doesn't speak English, they felt they could take advantage of him," said Culik, a Woburn lawyer.
When he applied for compensation, he got a letter rejecting his application because state records showed that he was employed by SJ until Sept. 30, 2010, two years after he left the company. He then found out SJ had allowed another worker to use his Social Security number to report earnings to the Department of Revenue and the IRS, the claim says. Reached for questioning yesterday, Sanz said Hernandez was employed by him but when questioned about the claims, said, "I don't know nothing about that," and referred additional comments to Shawn Shea, the owner.
Culik said in the statement that Hernandez told Sanz he did not want to file tax returns for earnings he never made or received. He also has no clue how much income the other worker was compensated or whether his name was also used.
Did you know?
If you were denied Social Security benefits, it is important to find out why.
It’s possible that someone else may be using your Social Security number.