Crime Stoppers: Trio Fraudulently Purchased $60,000 Truck in Quogue

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Village of Quogue Police Department detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate three people wanted in connection with an identity theft and grand larceny case at a car dealership in Quogue.

Two men entered Otis Ford, located at 32 Montauk Highway, on July 18 and entered into a contract to purchase a black 2014 Ford F-150 Raptor pickup truck for nearly $60,000, according to authorities. When they left the dealership, the pair was picked up in a silver four-door sedan. The next day, the men returned and picked up the truck after they provided a cashier’s check for a portion of the vehicle and financed the rest through Ford Motor Credit Corporation. It was later determined that the cashier’s check was fraudulent. Further investigation revealed the pair stole the identity of a resident of Texas.

One of the suspects claimed he was the grandfather of the other man and was purchasing the vehicle for his grandson. The older man was described as black, 70 and bald. The younger suspect was described as black, 25, with long hair worn in a ponytail. The driver of the sedan is pictured in the white T-shirt.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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