Charlottetown man facing 48 charges including fraud

Ryan Ross
Published on July 17, 2014

Scales of justice

A 47-year-old Charlottetown man is facing numerous charges after he allegedly obtained credit through fraud.

The RCMP said Christopher Higgins has been charged with 15 counts under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act related to obtaining credit by false representation.

Those charges also include one count of obtaining credit over $1,000 from a person without informing them that he was an undischarged bankrupt.

Higgins also faces 32 charges under the Criminal Code of Canada, including fraud and obtaining credit by false pretence or fraud.

The RCMP allege most of the offences occurred in the Charlottetown area with some alleged in Montague.

Higgins appeared in provincial court in Georgetown Thursday morning. That case had been adjoured until Aug. 21.

Higgins will also appear in court in Charlottetown on July 24.