To clarify, she never received a W2 or any type of official paperwork for that matter. The only thing she has is a typed up piece of paper stating x amount of taxes were withheld, but as far as she knows, they were never officially sent off to the IRS. It appears that the owner of the company just kept the money. She has asked the company for W2's or any kind of tax form at all but was completely ignored.
The whole thing was a very shady deal; she was paid only with western union type checks, never officially paid from x company. She's already contacted the IRS, NYS dept of labor, etc. and reported the guy, but the only answer she's ever received when attempting to follow up was that they were "looking into it". Not only did the owner of x shady business not have any official forms, but he also still owed her close to $2000 in back pay when she quit out of frustration of not getting paid for over 5 weeks in a row.