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Two report being victims of fraud in Lockport

TOWN OF LOCKPORT — Sheriff's investigators are probing two incidents of fraud, including one in which a man's Social Security number was used to open a cellular telephone account and run up a $4,000 bill.

An Erica Lane man told deputies that he was recently contacted regarding a Sprint account in his name that was over $4,100 in arrears, and was now in collection. He said that someone, apparently in North Carolina, had used his personal information to open the account and run up the hefty bill.

Investigators are also looking into a case involving a Dysinger Road woman, who recently discovered four fraudulent purchases on her debit card account. All of the charges were made at Western Union, according to reports, with three in the amount of $72.99 and the fourth for $112.99. Both cases remain under investigation.

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