Murray, who is not connected to the case, likened the crime to identity theft, but for a business.
"The IRS and the state are generally going to believe that W-2 when they receive it,” he said. And the only way a business owner would find out he had been victimized would be when “the IRS would come say, ‘Hey, you owe us all this money. Come on, pay up.’”
“That company would be liable for the whole thing,” Murray said.
A spokesman for the Social Security Administration said his office is working with the IRS to investigate the case. Attempts by Channel 2 to contact the Captain D’s franchise owner were unsuccessful.