Brian Harrington, of Queens, accused of posing as police officer, writing phony check to Hewlett jeweler

A Queens man is accused of posing as a police officer and writing phony checks to buy jewelry in Nassau County. Police say Brian Harrington,

Brian Harrington was arrested after allegedly writing a

Brian Harrington was arrested after allegedly writing a fake check for an expensive chain. (Credit: News 12)

HEWLETT - A Queens man is accused of posing as a police officer and writing phony checks to buy jewelry in Nassau County.

Police say Brian Harrington, 31, told the owner of Rafael's Jewelry in Hewlett that he forgot his identification, but did present the victim with a badge and gun holster.

He then proceeded to write the check for a gold chain worth nearly $3,000.

Harrington allegedly tried the same stunt at the Tri-County Flea Market in Levittown last month.
 

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