Hospital employees are victims of fraudulent tax returns - WNEM TV 5

Hospital employees are victims of fraudulent tax returns

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A number of employees at McLaren Flint learned someone tried to file a tax return using their information. In some cases the IRS notified employees when tax forms were filed under their names.

The union representing registered nurses heard several complaints. President Alan Napier said members notified him about the fraudulent returns. He believes 30 employees could be affected.

"We're going to continue to try to pin down what actually happened," said Napier.

A spokesperson for McLaren denies there was a breach. The hospital released the following statement:

When McLaren Flint was notified this tax season by some employees that they had been victims of fraudulent tax filings, the hospital performed an internal investigation. There is no evidence to suggest that employee information in the fraudulent tax filings came from a breach within any hospital systems. To help educate employees, in February information was sent out with links to the IRS website outlining steps to take to report any incidences should they occur. IRS website links were also provided with identity protection tips.

Here's a link to the IRS website.

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