Mail fraud investigation update: Flaro faces more charges, second suspect charged

SD&G O.P.P. have laid additional charges against a South Glengarry man in relation to a mail fraud investigation. A second accused from Quebec has also been charged. People in the Cornwall area were receiving court documents, like this package, about fake claims of sexual assault. (Facebook via Newswatch Group)

LONG SAULT – Police have laid more charges against one accused and they have a second suspect in connection to those packages of fraudulent court documents being sent through the mail.

SD&G O.P.P. announced Friday that 42-year-old Ryan Flaro is facing additional charges. They are three counts of criminal harassment, two counts of obstructing justice and two counts of failing to comply with conditions of recognizance.

He’s appearing in a Cornwall bail court today.

In July, SD&G O.P.P. said they received additional complaints about unexpected packages showing up in the mail with, what appeared to be, court documents, along with fictitious sexual assault register documents.

At that time, police said the documents “targeted one individual, their associates and their place of business.”

Flaro had been charged in May with two counts of criminal harassment, two counts of making forged documents, one count of impersonating a police officer and one count of careless storage of a firearm. He was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday (Oct. 8) on those charges.

An additional suspect has also been charged.

Allison Dent, 46, of St. Lambert, Que. is facing four counts of criminal harassment, two counts of making forged documents and one count of impersonating a police officer.

She will appear in Cornwall court on Nov. 28, 2019.

Police have not said what the relationship is between Flaro and Dent.

A police investigation into the mail fraud is ongoing.