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Man makes false claims in police report

WHEATFIELD – A Niagara Falls man was charged after he allegedly made false reports about his ATM card being stolen; telling State Police that withdrawals in excess of $700 had been made from his account using the stolen card.

A review of video surveillance found the victim wasn’t a victim at all, but instead had used the card himself to make the withdrawals, according to police.

Following a lengthy investigation, police charged Kevin P. Torpey, 45, with falsely reporting an incident. An appearance ticket was issued for Wheatfield Town Court on Tuesday.