A Quebec man is facing fraud charges after he was accused of passing himself off as a Canadian Armed Forces purchaser who bought thousands of dollars worth of goods and never settled his accounts.
Quebec provincial police allege Réal David flipped the goods at local flea markets without settling outstanding accounts with several unsuspecting suppliers.
The Brossard resident ordered more than $300,000 in goods, including soap, toilet paper, garbage bags and cleaning products, from various companies in Quebec City and Montreal last year, they allege.
"The products would be ordered and the companies would send the products to the [suspect's] home," said provincial police spokesman Ronald McInnis.
David, 57, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of fraud above $5,000.
Three other people including a 56-year-old woman, another woman and a man both in their-mid 30s also face similar charges.
All four live at the same address with David in Brossard, on Montreal's South Shore, McInnis said.
Quebec City police and Quebec provincial police worked together on the case after discovering they were looking for the same suspect.