112th Pct. Cops Honored for Scam Sting

Two members of the 112th Precinct’s Field Intelligence Unit who worked to stop a consumer scam were honored as Cops of the Month during the 112th Precinct Community Council’s meeting last Wednesday, Apr. 18, at the Forest Hills stationhouse. As noted, Sgt. Neil O’Keeffe and P.O. James McNellis conducted a lengthy investigation in which they learned that individuals posting as workers from a “big box store” offered large-screen televisions to consumers at low prices. Though the victims provided payment, it was reported, no products were ever delivered to them. Under the supervision of Lt. John Gavan, the precinct’s special operations coordinator, O’Keeffe and McNellis conducted a sting operation which led to the arrest of several individuals. As shown, Deputy Inspector Christopher Tamola (second from right), 112th Precinct commanding officer; Heidi Harrison Chain (at right), precinct council president, and Gavan (at far left) presented McNellis (second from left) and O’Keeffe (at center) with plaques for their efforts.

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