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3 tried to buy pickup truck from Riverhead car dealership with fake ID, say cops

Two men from New York City and one from Westchester County were charged with grand larceny after they tried to purchase a pickup truck at a dealership with fake identification, Riverhead police said.

Police said they responded to the Riverhead Ford dealership at 1419 Old Country Rd. about 3 p.m. on Oct. 2 after a report that two men had tried to buy a $60,500 2014 Ford F-150 Raptor using fraudulent identification. When police arrived, the two men tried to flee but were picked up by police in a nearby parking lot.

An investigation led to the arrest of both suspects, as well as a third suspect who was waiting in a nearby vehicle, police said.

Police said Michael M. Grayson, 51, of the Bronx was charged with second-degree attempted grand larceny, three counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and first-degree identity theft. Shaun F. Shuffler, 30, of Queens was found to have an outstanding warrant from New Jersey in a third-degree forgery case, and was charged with being fugitive from justice and second-degree attempted grand larceny. Tameek White, 21, of Mount Vernon, was charged with second-degree attempted grand larceny.

Police said all three men were taken to the Riverhead Police Department to be processed.


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