Florida Man Scams Pizzerias With Fake Orders for Coronavirus First Responders
Many food stores and eateries are donating meals to first responders on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, one man took advantage of these gestures by placing fake orders.
Sudeep Khetani, 34, has been charged after allegedly calling up at least 34 New Jersey pizzerias, ordering food that would supposedly go to frontline workers, Inside Edition reports.
Across three separate counties, Khetani expressed that he would pick up the orders but never did. When the establishments would call him to check on his whereabouts, police say Khetani would “make statements about Italians and wished they would be afflicted with the coronavirus.”
A Florida man allegedly scammed 34 New Jersey pizzerias with fake orders for coronavirus first responders, according to police. https://t.co/BI8dC8EM7D
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Chief Raymond Hayducka said in a press release, “It is incomprehensible that a suspect would play on the goodwill of so many during these difficult times. The suspect once placed an order saying it was coming to South Brunswick Police. We have had several residents send us food, which I appreciate tremendously, but this suspect has gone to a new low. Our businesses are struggling, and every dollar matters.”