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Hacker suspected in tax refund caper

GASPORT – A Ridge Road man won’t be getting an anticipated $1,500 federal income tax refund after someone fraudulently filed a 2015 tax return in his name, Niagara County sheriff’s deputies said.

The victim told investigators that his personal information may have been compromised recently when a computer at his workplace was hacked, An investigation is continuing. Deputies said seversal rea residents have been victimized by similar frauds this tax season.