SCOTTSDALE, AZ - When Krystal Slonski lost her job, she applied for unemployment benefits.
"I need a termination employment proof that I no longer work there," she said as she looked through paperwork.
She was surprised to find someone had been using her Social Security number when she went the the Department of Economic Security to file.
"They say you're working here, and I say no I am not. They say yes you are, and I say no I am not," she said.
Slonski was denied benefits because someone claiming to be a painter was using her identity and pulling in 50 to 60-thousand dollars a year.
She learned that person was getting paid through a Scottsdale payroll company.
When she tried to get the payroll company to stop paying that person and prove her own identity, that went nowhere.
"It's very frustrating. It's my personal Social Security number. Mine. No one else's. and someone's using it."
On Wednesday, she pushed harder, calling police to meet her at the office and demanding answers.
"Enough is enough. Enough is enough," she said.
With the help of officers, Slonski convinced staff that she was not a painter and was issued a letter stating that she never worked for the stated company.
Now she will be eligible for benefits, but she still filed a police report and wants to see officers to dig deeper.
"I just want it to stop," she said.
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