As 2011 comes to a close, is recapping the top stories of the past year. Medicaid fraud, scams, robberies and other crimes made the list.
Top Crime Stories of 2011
: A Farmingdale cop was charged for at a local bartender's head in May, after an investigation by both the Police Department's Internal Affairs Unit and the District Attorney’s Office.
: Seven were injured and a teen driver was arrested after a motor vehicle accident in East Farmingdale at 1:45 a.m. on an October Friday night.
: A Farmingdale woman was arrested by the FBI and accused of participating in a $1 billion disability scam for retiring LIRR workers in October.
: Eighth squad detectives for holding up a man at gunpoint on Main Street in August.
: were charged with stealing thousands of dollars of Medicaid benefits in stings by Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice.
: on Merritts Road in South Farmingdale was robbed in December. Authorities believed the robbery was connected with robberies at banks in West Hempstead and Freeport.
: A Nassau County police officer was seriously injured in November after chasing a suspicious vehicle on the Southern State Parkway.
: A former South Farmingdale firefighter, fire chief and chairman on the Board of Fire Commissioners was sentenced to five years probation in July after being arrested last year for sending sexually explicit messages online to a minor.
: A Long Island man who was part-owner the Farmingdale was convicted this year of two 1994 murders and accused of a third 2003 murder .
: Two East Farmingdale massage parlors were among 15 locations closed down as part of a winter Town of Babylon crackdown on quality of life issues.
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