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Man Charged With Harassment After Creating Fake FB Accounts

WESTFIELD — A Dunkirk man who police say created a dozen fake Facebook accounts to, among other things, harass another person was charged this week.

The Westfield Police Department received word Dec. 15 that 45-year-old Mark R. Yerico was allegedly creating fake accounts on the popular social networking site using another person’s name and her personal photographs without permission. During the three-month investigation by Westfield police, it is alleged the Dunkirk man created a minimum of 12 such fake Facebook accounts to “post false, inaccurate information about the victim.”

The action, according to police in a news release, was in violation of an order of protection. Yerico was served a ticket to appear in court on a second-degree criminal contempt charge.

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