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Man tried to pay Great Neck caterer with fake check, cops say

Darnell Smith, 28, of Brooklyn, was arrested on

Darnell Smith, 28, of Brooklyn, was arrested on arrested Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, and arraigned on charges of grand larceny and possession of a forged instrument, accused of trying to pay for an event with a fake check at Leonard's Palazzo in Great Neck, police said. Credit: NCPD

A Brooklyn man booked an event at a tony Great Neck banquet hall and tried to pay with a fraudulent check after it was held last year, Nassau police said Thursday

Darnell Smith, 28, of Knickerbocker Avenue, was arrested Wednesday and arraigned on charges of third-degree grand larceny and second-degree possession of a forged instrument.

His $12,220.31 check for a June 13, 2015, event at Leonard’s Palazzo was denied because the account number was fake, police said.

Smith’s bail was set at $25,000 cash or bond, according to online court records. It was not clear Thursday night if he had an attorney.


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