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Company Gives False Info, Fails to Pay for $10K of Tile

Green Brook police say patient thieves took months to set up company for theft.

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.  

kevin gahan August 27, 2012 at 03:19 PM
KG TILE in TImonium, Maryland has suffered the same results. if you have made any progress on collections please contact us www.kgtilellc.com.
Joe Giardiello Jr. August 27, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Sistare Carpets, Inc in Lancaster, South Carolina also got hit. Please contact me with any progress www.sistarecarpets.com
Jennifer Richards August 27, 2012 at 08:52 PM
My company has suffered the same as everyone else here. Does anyone know if a Federal Investigation is being started? I'm sure we are not the only 4 companies out there. You can contact me at jrichards@iscsurfaces.com
Chris King August 31, 2012 at 02:31 PM
It appears that Morris Tile in Richmond, VA has suffered the same fate. Our attorney suggested we contact the local FBI office and I was wondering if anyone has already started a federal investigation on them. I can be reached at chris.king@morristile.net
scott havn September 06, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Does anyone know how this scam works? Obviously the tile is shipped to a location..but do they then move it and sell it? Seems like a lot of work. Feel free to contact me at scotthavn@arnoldarnold.com I have a client that I may be pursuing this matter for or contacting the FBI. Thanks
Kevin C. Burke, CCE September 07, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Erie Materials, Inc out of Albany, NY sold two truck loads of roof shingles to this company. it was later found out that one of the truckloads were sitting at a broker's warehouse, but when we attempted to get them back, they wanted to charge us for the delivery to and from Montreal as well as storage fees of about $175 per day! I have placed this with a collection agency that is able to collect across the border, but their findings are that this company is a complete scam. Personal friends confirmed that the NYC mailing address was merely a PO Box at Mail Box Etc!!! I would also be very interested in knowing more as well as how I can assist in sharing any of my information. Please contact me @ --> kburke@eriematerials.com Thanks, Kevin C. Burke, CCE
Gary Thorp September 08, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Heartland Tile / Moorestown, NJ ...put us on the list. We'll let you know what we are doing and ask the same if any of you have made any progress. gthorp@heartlandtile.com
carl pope jr September 12, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Carl Pope, Jr. International Tile & Marble Chesapeake VA We are pursuing as well. carljr@internationaltile.net
Christy September 19, 2012 at 05:59 PM
AYA Distributors scammed our company as well. Does anyone have any progress or information they can share with me? If so, please reply. it would be of great assistance.
Bruce Tannenbaum October 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM
I received this from NACM-Great Lakes: "If you have any unpaid balances, recent applications for credit or any business activity that may be of interest, please contact agent Chet Johnston at the Fresno FBI office at (559) 436-4474 to discuss the possibility of an FBI investigation." I hope this is of some help to all of you.
Craig schmock October 19, 2012 at 11:04 PM
This is the same contact that was givin to our company. A tire company. This aya distributors aka Canada inc. aka Canstruct inc has hit 100s of unsuspecting businesses. I've read about tiles,lumber,shingles and tires!
Jimmy israel November 08, 2012 at 12:33 AM
My name is jimmy israel , I am president of 4360982 Canada inc ( aya kitchens and bath). I read these complaints and I'm sick over this.... I never authorized these materials ..I was scammed and am paying a drastic price for an introduction to a person I thought was on the up and up.... In July when I realized what was happening I contacted authorities and made them aware of this...I also contacted any supplier that sent material that I had control of, after I terminated what was suppose to be a business relationship with the person who scammed me...Gary Thorpe who I see left a message on this sight was one of them...I urged him to pick up his product before I was to have no choice but to file for bankruptcy...I returned goods to almost 15 suppliers..knowing that if infield for Bk. they would lose there goods, Gary refused to pick up his goods and wanted payment for the goods instead...I was in position to do so...I will gladly answer any questions ...I have had to go personally bankrupt and corporate since...I would never do anything like this..not to mention this was done in my personal name..I'm not that crazy of a person! Where is the logic there! My telephone number is 514 451 7775 email jimmyi101@yahoo.com. I understand everybody's anger and frustrations but I have been in contact with the authorities since the very beginning...I don't know what else to say Other than I apologize to anyone implicated in this. Again I can be reached at above mentioned number.

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