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Man cheats Middle Island eatery exchanging $100 bills, cops say

Suffolk County police have released surveillance images of

Suffolk County police have released surveillance images of a man they said they are seeking as a suspect in the theft of money from a Middle Island restaurant on Sept. 29, 2016. Photo Credit: SCPD

Suffolk County police and Crime Stoppers said Tuesday they are looking for a man who in September scammed a Middle Island restaurant employee out of $260.

The suspect, whose photograph was taken from video surveillance cameras, entered the Good Wok, 1209 Middle Country Rd., at about 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 29, asking an employee to provide change for five $100 bills, police said.

In the process of exchanging bills the man ended up shorting the employee $260, according to Seventh Precinct Crime Section officers.

Anyone with more information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477. All information will be kept confidential.

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