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Alleged Counterfeiters Sought in Wal-Mart Vacuum Thefts

Anybody with information on the incident is asked to call Suffolk County police.

Alleged Counterfeiters Sought in Wal-Mart Vacuum Thefts Alleged Counterfeiters Sought in Wal-Mart Vacuum Thefts Alleged Counterfeiters Sought in Wal-Mart Vacuum Thefts Alleged Counterfeiters Sought in Wal-Mart Vacuum Thefts Alleged Counterfeiters Sought in Wal-Mart Vacuum Thefts

Riverhead and Suffolk County Police are seeking subjects who allegedly used counterfeit bills to purchase items at a Wal-Mart in Riverhead, only to return the items at another Wal-Mart for legitimate cash. 

Police say on Dec. 15, 2010, a man used five counterfeit $100 bills to purchase a Dyson vacuum valued near $500. Later that day, another man - after first trying to use an invalid credit card - also reportedly used five counterfeit bills to purchase yet another Dyson vacuum valued at $433.

Both vacuums were returned to a Wal-Mart in Commack for cash. 

Anyone with information on the subjects or incident is asked to call 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be confidential, and information which leads to an arrest may offer a cash reward of up to $5,000.

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