Money & Violence is an urban phenomenon. In its first season on Youtube, the show (created by Moise Verneau) garnered more than 20 million views. Now, its second season is exclusively streamed on Tidal. However, the future Money & Violence story may take a turn after one of its main stars was arrested for card cracking.
The actor in question is Nanawoods Napoleon, who plays Kane, “a young man who was protected by the menacing reputation of his brother all his life, but after his brother’s death, he is forced to fend for himself.” According to the NY Daily News:
The actor in a web series about crime on the hard-scrabble streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn, was arrested for using fake credit cards to go on a nearly $15,000 shopping spree at a Queens clothing store, officials said Thursday.
Napolean, 27, the star of the Lionsgate series “Money & Violence,” was hit with multiple grand larceny, identity theft and forgery charges after cops found him with 29 fake credit cards under different names, police sources said.
After tracking down the people who appeared on Napolean’s plastic, investigators found none had lost their cards. The numbers had been stolen and placed on fake Capital One credit cards, according to court documents.
Napolean is accused of using the cards on 43 different occasions in May and June at Jimmy Jazz, an urban clothing store on Rockaway Blvd. in Woodhaven, Queens, officials said.
The Daily News reports that this isn’t Napoleon’s first run-in with the law. He’s been arrested four times since 2009. Napoleon’s wife claim that her husband is innocent saying, “That never happened.” His cousin described him as an “entrepreneur” and said, “He’s part of our family. He’s not a bad guy…he’s a good guy, actually.”