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Nearby: Man Rips Off Frucci with Fake Coins

Queens man sold counterfeit coins to Frucci Jewelers, cops said.

Allen Natanel, 27, of Flushing, sold the owner of Frucci Jewelers 100 Morgan Silver dollars, 99 of which were fake, for an undisclosed amount of money, Fourth Squad detectives said. (Photo: NCPD/Google Maps)
Allen Natanel, 27, of Flushing, sold the owner of Frucci Jewelers 100 Morgan Silver dollars, 99 of which were fake, for an undisclosed amount of money, Fourth Squad detectives said. (Photo: NCPD/Google Maps)

A Queens man faces charges after he sold counterfeit antique coins to a Garden City South Jeweler, according to Nassau County Police.

Allen Natanel, 27, of Flushing, sold the owner of Frucci Jewelers 100 Morgan Silver dollars for an undisclosed amount of money, Fourth Squad detectives said. The sale took place on Jan. 31, cops reported.

The victim later found that all but one coin was a counterfeit, detectives said. The coins, produced from 1878-1921, can be valued at several hundred dollars depending on the variation.

Cops arrested Natanel in his home Wednesday morning and charged him with 10 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and second-degree possession of a forged instrument. He will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Patch adams March 11, 2014 at 11:07 AM
Jeweler getting ripped off, what happened to buyer beware, they rip off customers everyday and they call it business
Sal Anthony March 12, 2014 at 05:22 AM
Agreed!!

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