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Suffolk County police say two men cooked up a very elaborate scheme to divert clothing donations and cash in on the stolen goods. Roseanne Colletti reports
Police on Long Island say they've arrested a man who stole up to 40 bins used for donated clothing.
They say he repainted the bins and used them to collect clothes that he sold at a profit.
Suffolk County police say the scam began to unravel Tuesday when a cancer charity reported that two of its clothing bins were missing.
The bins were outfitted with GPS devices that led police to a location in Lindenhurst. Police say that when they got there, they found bins in the process of being stripped and repainted.
Police arrested 29-year-old Cesar Antonio Martinez-Duran on charges including possession of stolen property.
A second man, 46-year-old Sergio Sandoval-Martinez, was arrested on a charge of criminal mischief.
Information about their attorneys was not immediately available.