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Police: Man Attempted To Use Counterfeit Cash to Buy Gift Cards At Commack Store

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When the clerk determined the money was counterfeit, the man fled into a waiting car, cops say.

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SCPD are seeking the man who attempted to use counterfeit bills at a Commack store.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Commack, NY - August 9, 2018 - Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who attempted to use counterfeit bills at a Commack store earlier this month.
 
A man attempted to use 12 counterfeit $20 bills in exchange for gift cards at Target, located at 98 Veterans Memorial Highway, on August 2 at approximately 7:35 p.m. When the clerk determined the money was counterfeit, the man left the store and was picked up by a black male operating a black, Nissan Altima missing the front grill with no front license plate and a temporary paper license plate on the back.  
 
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, texting “SCPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637) or by email at www.tipsubmit.com. All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.