- A Mt. Sinai woman said her signature was forged on a document that absolved someone of more than $5,000 she was owed several years ago. According to police, the woman called police on Oct. 11 when she was informed at the Suffolk County Clerk’s office in Riverside that a small claims judgement she won against another person was listed as “satisfied” with her signature on the document. The woman said she had won a 2006 court case over a $5,000 motorcycle loan she had provided for the suspect, who didn’t pay her back. In 2012, she hired a firm to go after the suspect for the owed money. That’s when it was discovered at the county clerk’s office that the case was closed because it was satisfied. The woman said the signature at the bottom of the satisfaction letter is not hers. Police are investigating.
- Someone used counterfeit $20 bills to make purchases at McDonald’s in Riverside on Oct. 16. According to police, a McDonald’s employee called 911 at around 2:30 p.m. to report that an unknown subject came inside and ordered food from the Dollar Menu and then paid with a fake bill. The manager also said the subject used the drive-thru to make a similar purchase with another $20. Police retrieved video surveillance.
- Someone siphoned more than $100 worth of fuel oil from the outdoor tank of a home on Dogwood Street sometime between August and this month. The victim filed a report on Oct. 16 at around 10 a.m., when she discovered the cap to the oil tank was laying on the ground beside a blue rag. The victim said she believes about a quarter of the tank was stolen. She also noticed her shed door had been opened, but nothing seemed to be missing.