Red Deer man accused of posing as marine at Remembrance Day event faces charge

A man accused of posing as a U.S. military veteran during Remembrance Day ceremonies in Red Deer is facing a criminal charge.

Last November a group called Stolen Valour Canada began looking into a report of a man claiming to be a former U.S. marine who attended ceremonies on Nov. 11 at St. Francis of Assisi Middle School and G.W. Smith Elementary School dressed in a U.S. Marine Corps uniform.

A picture taken at one event shows the man dressed in a desert camouflage uniform festooned with military medals and ribbons.

Related: Credentials questioned of man at Remembrance Day services

Stolen Valour officials noted he was wearing rank badges in the wrong place, incorrect insignia and claimed to have been wounded in Afghanistan in 2005 despite saying he had retired from the military in 1985.

RCMP say they have charged Peter Toth, 58, with unlawful use of military uniforms or certificates.

Toth is to appear in Red Deer court on Friday.

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