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Bronx man accused of defrauding Great Neck investor

A Bronx man defrauded a Great Neck real estate investor in a scheme involving a Manhattan commercial property and a purloined $120,000 check, Nassau police said.

Property Squad detectives said Roderick Allen, 43, of 3040 Cruger Ave., was charged with grand larceny and possession of a forged instrument after passing himself off as an attorney for the property's owners the victim's check.

Police said he told the 59-year-old man he would deposit the $120,000 check into an escrow account. He cashed it instead, police said.

Previously arrested in connection with the incident were Harris Jean, 41, of 3363 Sedgwick Ave., the Bronx, and Anthony Burrison, 47, of 607 Herkimer St., Brooklyn.

The men also misrepresented themselves in their roles during the real estate transaction and have already been arraigned on charges of grand larceny and attempted grand larceny, police said. Jean was also charged with three counts of possession of a forged instrument.


A subsequent investigation led detectives to Allen and his role in the case.

Jean was charged with second-degree grand larceny, first-degree attempted grand larceny and three counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument.

Burrison was charged with second-degree grand larceny and first-degree attempted grand larceny.

Allen was scheduled to be arraigned in First District Court on Wednesday.


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