Police investigate Long Island Jell-O tampering

March 28, 2010 6:17:50 AM PDT
Police are still searching for the person responsible for tampering with pudding packages on Long Island.Detectives say someone is taking boxes of powdered Jell-O pudding mix and replacing the contents with what investigators say is aquarium sand.

They then return the packages to get a refund.

The tampered boxes turned up in four stores in Suffolk and Nassau counties.

Investigators are calling it a form of shoplifting.

Suffolk County authorities said at least 10 tampered packages of Jell-O brand pudding mix had been discovered on March 24 and March 25.

The tampered boxes were found in three stores in Suffolk County - Setauket, Smithtown and Huntington - and one in Nassau County.