Police arrest couple in Jell-O tampering

Alexander and Christine Clement

March 28, 2010 6:53:48 PM PDT
Police say a Long Island couple has been arrested and accused of tampering with Jell-O pudding mix.Suffolk County police arrested 68-year-old Alexander Clement and 64-year-old Christine Clement on Sunday.

The East Northport residents are facing multiple counts of petit larceny and tampering with a consumer product.

According to police, the couple tampered to receive packages of Jell-O for free.

Detectives do not believe the couple intended on hurting anyone.

Last week, detectives said someone was taking boxes of powdered Jell-O pudding mix and replacing the contents with what investigators say is aquarium sand.

They then returned the packages to get a refund.

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

Investigators say surveillance video led them to the couple.