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Queens man arrested in $21G money order scam, Nassau cops say

Kerrel Bigelow, 29, of Jamaica, Queens, was arrested

Kerrel Bigelow, 29, of Jamaica, Queens, was arrested Feb. 24, 2017, and charged in the theft of more than $21,000 worth of U.S. postal money orders, Nassau County police said. Credit: NCPD

A Queens man was arrested Friday, and charged with stealing and cashing more than $21,000 worth of U.S. postal money orders, police said.

Kerrel Bigelow, 29, of Milburn Street in Jamaica, is a suspect in the thefts between April 8 and Aug. 24 last year throughout Nassau County, police said in a news release.

The crimes against property squad detectives with the Nassau County police joined forces with the Suffolk County Police Department and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for the investigation.

Officials found Bigelow possessed forged driver’s licenses from New Jersey and Pennsylvania and had cashed a total 26 money orders, according to the news release.

Bigelow was arrested at Suffolk County Court in Riverhead, police said. He was charged with grand larceny, five counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and three counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, police said. He was arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead and is due back in court on Tuesday.

Attorney information for Bigelow was not immediately available.

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