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Employees of NJ university victims of ID fraud

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Dozens of employees at a New Jersey university say their identities were stolen by someone who filed federal tax returns in their names.

Union leaders at New Jersey City University tell The Jersey Journal that as many as 39 union members discovered they had been victimized after learning that ID thieves had collected their tax refund checks.

Union officials say a security breach at the school allowed the thieves access to employee's personal information.

Nancy Gomez, branch president of CWA Local 1031, which represents about 250 staff members at the university, says staffers are upset and count on their tax return money.

A spokeswoman for the school says they are investigating the matter but no direct connection to the university has been found.

Information from: The Jersey Journal , http://www.nj.com/jjournal

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