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Snow Storm Winds Down Overnight - Areas of Heavier Snow Persist Through 12am

Areas of moderate to locally heavy snow will continue across the region through midnight with a trend towards lighter and more intermittent snowfall developing.  Snowfall will become much lighter and scattered in nature after midnight tapering to scattered snow showers towards daybreak.  Additional accumulations of 1"-4" likely in many areas through 3am.  Slow and slick travel conditions with reduced visibility at times persisting through the night.  Click Here for the CBS6 Weather Forecast Page

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Gloversville woman filed fake tax returns, collected $30K, says NYS Tax Dept.

GLOVERSVILLE -- A 38-year-old Gloversville woman is facing a slew of felony charges for collecting over $30,000 from the government by filing fake income tax returns, according to the NYS Tax Department.
Crystal Sweet of Nine Mile Tree Road is facing 20 felony income tax fraud related charges: grand larceny, seven counts of identity theft, attempted grand larceny and eleven counts of offering a false instrument for filing.
Investigators say Sweet filed several false personal income tax returns in the names and social security numbers of Gloversville residents without their knowledge.
The NYS Tax Department says she reported fake employment and earned income on those returns, and then claimed numerous credits to maximize personal income tax refunds.  In total, the NYS Tax Department says Sweet claimed about $30,000 in unjustified refunds for her personal use. 
Sweet is being held at Fulton County Jail on $25,000 cash bail, $50,000 bond.
If you suspect that a person completing taxes is engaging in unethical or illegal practices, report it to the NYS Tax Department by calling 518-457-0578.
 
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