Possible Identity Theft Hits Former SNE/Weather Shield Employees

By: Clare Kaley Email
By: Clare Kaley Email

Employees of SNE, now Weather Shield, said they are still feeling the impact of a potential security breach the company saw years ago. Multiple employees said they have gone to file their taxes and are unable to, because someone else has filed a tax return using their identity.

Keith Borski of Wisconsin Rapids went to file his taxes last weekend, only to find his social security number was declined, and he needed to contact the IRS. That is wehn he found out someone had already filed taxes.

He filed a police report and went through the necessary channels to get his tax return, but he says this incident makes him worry about the future.

"Now I've got to worry about my bank accounts, credit cards offers and all that, getting hacked into," Borski said, "my life is going to be on edge for the next couple of years, if not forever with this."

Borski believes his identity was stolen after a possible security break with his former employer, Weather Shield.

Back in 2012, the company released a statement saying some of their employees had reported fraudulently filed tax returns. They say they are working with the IRS, but there has not been any indication the loss of person identification occurred at Weather Shield.

A spokesman for Weather Shield said they are still hearing of a few instances happening this year. But this is an open and ongoing investigation with the FBI.

He said there are some helpful websites out there for former and current employees who suspect their identity has been compromised:

Weather Shield Identity Theft Help

IRS Identity Theft Help

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