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Suffolk County Police - Headquarters
Friday May 6th, 2022 :: 09:00 a.m. EDT


Wanted for Riverhead Phone Scam

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town Police are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate three people who utilized gift cards obtained as part of a phone scam in February.

An elderly Quogue woman was contacted electronically by someone claiming there was child pornography on her computer and she was directed to purchase $10,000 in Home Depot gift cards to clear the device. The woman purchased the cards from Home Depot in Riverhead and provided the card information over the phone on February 15 at approximately 3 p.m. Later that day, three individuals used the gift cards to make purchases at several Home Depot locations in Suffolk, Nassau, Queens and Kings counties.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward 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, utilizing a mobile app which can be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play by searching P3 Tips, or online at All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.

Authority: PO Michael Carrieri CC# 22-04017
Riverhead Town Police CW# 22-140/EN

Suffolk County Police - Headquarters
30 Yaphank Ave
Yaphank, NY 11980

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Non-emergencies: 631-852-2677

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