PINELLAS PARK, Florida (AP) - Steven Miller says he was shocked when he was served with a lawsuit over unpaid overtime at his Pinellas Park microchip manufacturing business.
Miller told the Tampa Bay Times he didn't think he'd stiffed anyone of overtime pay. But the weirdest part, he told the newspaper on Monday, was that he'd never heard of one of the people suing him.
Miller found that Brenda White had been on his payroll earning $8 an hour a few years ago. Several workers say they knew her, but Miller says no one remembered White ever working for the company.
In court papers, Miller concludes that White somehow got on his payroll without ever working for him.
The state attorney's office is investigating to see if criminal charges should be filed.
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