Man finds his tax refund went to someone else


An Augusta man found out he’d been shortchanged after filing his tax return.

The 75-year-old told Richmond County authorities Thursday that he had filed his taxes in early January and was alerted that someone had already received the refund of about $3,100 using his name, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The man said he hadn’t given anyone permission to use his information and would prosecute if a suspect is identified.