Chartrand told the girlfriend that he was an undercover agent with Homeland Security and not to worry. He had a major payment coming to him due to his "extraordinary service" with the agency. ...Eventually, she went to the police, which is when the series of scams unraveled.
Chartrand then made up phony letters from the federal government, according to the indictment. Those documents suggested that Chartrand was owed $1.5 million in compensation from Homeland Security. Chartrand then allegedly drafted bogus intelligence reports for the agency and showed them to the ex-girlfriend to prove that he was really an undercover operative.
When he still couldn't repay the loans, Chartrand allegedly doctored bank statements to show that he had money in the bank from the government but that the wire service had somehow screwed up the transaction.
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