GLEN ROCK, N.J. -- A member of an imprisoned rapper's gang used the account number of the Glen Rock Municipal Court to steal nearly $8,000, authorities said Tuesday.
Jkwon Roney, 26, of East Flatbush has been in New York State custody since authorities in Brooklyn charged him in April with forging about $350,000 in money orders over the previous year.
Roney -- a member of convicted rapper Bobby Shmurda‘s GS9 gang -- faces similar charges in Fairfield County, as well as in Manhattan and in Fort Worth, Texas.
He also was recorded threatening to kill a bank teller as a message to "not to mess with these types of schemes,” state prosecutors in Brooklyn said.
Roney flaunted his wealth on Instagram as "jayshmoney," posting photos of himself holding fat stacks of cash, traveling internationally and driving luxury cars.
Authorities said he ran with Shmurda (Ackquille Pollard), who is serving a seven-year New York State prison sentence for gun possession.
Glen Rock Detective Jim Calaski charged Roney with forgery following an investigation that showed he cashed four checks totalling $7,945.72 using the borough Municipal Court's account number, Police Chief Glen Ackermann said Tuesday.
"Corrections officers where [Roney] is detained will be serving him with the complaint while the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office move forward with grand jury action," the chief said.
Authorities in Brooklyn earlier this year charged Roney and a co-defendant with forging US Postal Service and Western Union money orders, depositing them into banks and withdrawing funds before the scheme was discovered.
Roney also was caught on tape threatening to "snap [a teller's] neck," they said.
“One day there’ll be a giant teller funeral, where all the tellers worldwide will go and learn not to mess with these types of schemes,” Roney is accused of saying.
Police in Old Greenwich arrested Roney three years ago on larceny and conspiracy charges stemming from a similar bank fraud, records show.
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