Man charged with impersonating soldier at Remembrance Day ceremony

By on November 16, 2014

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OTTAWA — Ottawa police say they have laid charges after an investigation into allegations that a man impersonated a soldier at the Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa.

Police started investigating after questions were raised about the man after he was interviewed during CBC’s live coverage of events near the National War Memorial.

In a release, police say 32-year-old Franck Gervais of Cantley, Quebec has been charged with two offences of impersonating a public officer, unlawful use of a military uniform and unlawful use of military decorations.

Police say Gervais was charged on Saturday and released on a recognizance.

He has a court appearance scheduled for Dec. 9.

Police say their investigation is continuing.