Flemington Tile and Supply Co., on Route 22, reported the loss of more than $10,000 in tile after shipping the merchandise to a buyer who had established credit using false information.
Company managers told police they were contacted in December by Aya Distributors, requesting a credit application to buy materials for a North Jersey location.
The company submitted a credit form, with references, which Flemington Tile checked and in March, approved a credit account.
On April 10, Aya Distributors submitted purchase orders for $10,207 worth of 18-inch square tiles, which were sent.
When no payment was received on the account, Flemington Tile representatives contacted the CFO listed by Aya Distributing, which said payemnt would be sent. No payment was made, and subsequent calls brought no results.
Further investigation discovered the company and the contact and banking information provided were all false. Traces of the phone numbers provided found most of the calls to Flemington, which were purported to be made in New York, actually originated in either Toronto or India.