Saturday, July 26, 2014

Scam artist arrested

From WPIX:

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.


Anonymous said...

Don't they realize that they will eventually get caught?

Anonymous said...

Under Sharia law he would lose both hands and his tongue.

Gary the Agnostic said...

Anon . 2: The last time that I looked, we don't have it and we won't have it (nor should we), so why are you wasting everyone's time by saying that?

Anonymous said...

After all my ammunition is spent, I will save one before having to adhere to any religious law.

Slowly but surely, sharia law is getting recognized on some level in the USA.

On a different note, usually thieves spend all the money they've stolen, I hope some of those trusting folks recoup some money.

Gary the Agnostic said...

Where is it being recognized? ?Name a few places where it's actually happening. For real, and not in the fevered minds of the people who create things for fringe websites.

Anonymous said...

how are the victims going to get their homes renovated? I hope part of the court's decision is financial restitution to them.

Anonymous said...

Sharia law is not blending itself with our Constitution, I merely said it is recognized in some cultural groups in the US.

For example, Pakistani muslims follow some of the religious sharia laws.

It is a matter of time before our country starts to take into consideration, the cultural or religious aspects of immigrant groups.

Gary the Agnostic said...

Not going to happen, nor should it.