Saturday, July 26, 2014
Scam artist arrested
July 23rd, 2014 was a day quite a few people have been looking forward to for a long time. The NYPD finally slapped the handcuffs on Derrick Burrell.
I first told you about Burrell more than two years ago in Steve Bernier’s case. Bernier says Burrell took more than $100,000 to renovate his Queens Village home. Burrell gutted the place and didn’t come back. Bernier and his family were left homeless and still had to pay the mortgage on a house they couldn’t live in.
Bernier wasn’t the only one who says Derrick Burrell ruined his life. Police say they know of at least 7 victims. Wilmer Barreto gave Burrell $95,000.
Burrell didn’t have much of substance to say in his own behalf when I finally came face to face with him as police led him away to face charges involving grand larceny, fraud and more.