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LEWISTON – No one is immune to being a victim of identity fraud.

Former Niagara County Treasurer David S. Broderick Sr. contacted Niagara County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday after he found someone had opened a credit card in his name and tried to make an Ebay purchase of more than $600.

Broderick told deputies that his credit card company contacted him about the suspicious purchase and he was notified at this time that an identity theft had occurred.

Broderick told deputies that the suspect provided his name and an incorrect date of birth and Broderick said he would follow up with a credit check account to make sure no more accounts are opened by this person in his name.