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Cops: New charges for Queens man accused of selling fake coins

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A Queens man – already facing charges for allegedly selling fake silver coins – was arrested again Wednesday after detectives said they learned he had purportedly pulled the scheme off before, Nassau County police said March 20.

Allen Natanel, 27, of Flushing, is expected to face a judge Thursday after being charged with 32 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Investigators allege Natanel went to National Pawn Brokers on Sherindan Boulevard in Inwood on Jan. 15 and “sold 98 counterfeit Morgan Silver Star Dollars.” A few days later, detectives said, he sold 199 Morgan Silver Dollars to employees at Stein Family Jewelers on Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square. In that case, 198 of the coins were counterfeit, according to a police news release.

As Examiner.com reported, Natanel was arrested earlier this month after police allege he pulled off the same scam when he sold 100 Morgan Silver Dollars to the owner of Frucci Jewelers in Garden City. Ninety-nine of those coins were counterfeit, police said.

Nassau County police investigators are now turning to the public, asking anyone who may have been a victim of a similar crime to come forward and call Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers may remain anonymous.

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