2 Suffolk men accused of stealing holiday tips

Two men are accused of stealing holiday tips meant for sanitation workers in Suffolk County. Police say 50-year-old Michael Heafy, of Patchogue, and 44-year-old Christopher

Police say Michael Heafy, of Patchogue, and Christopher Schmidt, of Selden, stole an envelope of cash from a garbage can meant for sanitation workers.

Police say Michael Heafy, of Patchogue, and Christopher Schmidt, of Selden, stole an envelope of cash from a garbage can meant for sanitation workers. (12/23/15)

BOHEMIA - Two men are accused of stealing holiday tips meant for sanitation workers in Suffolk County.

Police say 50-year-old Michael Heafy, of Patchogue, and 44-year-old Christopher Schmidt, of Selden, swiped an envelope with tip money from a garbage can on Louis Kossuth Avenue in Bohemia in broad daylight.

The men were arrested after police say a 911 caller reported seeing the suspects take the money. When police responded, they say the suspects were spotted in a vehicle matching the description provided by the caller.

Heafy and Schmidt are charged with petty larceny. Police say they are investigating whether the duo has stolen tips from other locations.

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