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RCMP charges Montreal-Import for counterfeit products

November 7, 2014 | By Anthony Capkun

November 7, 2014 – The RCMP recently laid charges against a company named Montreal-Import and its owner, Rene Major Jr. of Terrebonne, alleging that Major sold electrical products bearing counterfeit UL certification logos.

A police investigation was initiated by the RCMP Federal Investigation Section in January 2014 in response to a complaint laid by Underwriters Laboratories, and “in view of the potential public safety hazards associated with the sale of counterfeit electrical products”.

As a result of a search conducted at Montreal-Import, the police seized more than 13,000 counterfeit electrical items valued at more than $154,000.

Rene Major Jr. faces charges for having, by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, made illegal use of the UL trademark on electrical products. He is scheduled to appear at the Montreal Court House on January 26, 2015.


If you have information on individuals or groups of persons you believe to be involved in fraudulent activity, contact the RCMP at (800) 771-5401, or your local police department.

Photo courtesy RCMP

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