Mark Chartrand: Youth Soccer Coach Told Girlfriend He Was Undercover Agent

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Youth soccer coaches and fake federal agents: They get no respect.
We're sure that teaching kids how to play soccer is a fun and rewarding profession. We're pretty sure, too, that it doesn't pay all that much, which helps explain the bizarre indictment handed down Friday in federal court in St. Louis.

Soccer coach Mark B. Chartrand, 40, is accused of borrowing $138,000 from a former girlfriend and then telling her that he was an undercover agent with Homeland Security when he could not pay back the money. Records show that Chartrand ran soccer programs in St. Louis under the names, MC United Soccer and ABLE MC Soccer.

According to the indictment, Chartrand and the woman (identified only by her initials K.P.) met in 2003 through his activities with youth soccer and soon became romantically involved. Between 2003 and 2008, Chartrand solicited and received numerous loans from the girlfriend totaling more than $100,000.

In 2008, Chartrand wrote 13 checks to repay the woman. They all bounced, according to prosecutors. So, Chartrand did what any sane person would do: He told the girlfriend that he was an undercover agent with Homeland Security and not to worry. He had a major payment coming to him due to his "extraordinary service" with the agency.

Can you guess where this is going?

Chartrand then made up phony letters from the federal government, according to the indictment. Those documents suggested that Chartrand was owed $1.5 million in compensation from Homeland Security. Chartrand then allegedly drafted bogus intelligence reports for the agency and showed them to the ex-girlfriend to prove that he was really an undercover operative.

When he still couldn't repay the loans, Chartrand allegedly doctored bank statements to show that he had money in the bank from the government but that the wire service had somehow screwed up the transaction.

The rest of the story? The woman eventually went to the cops and Webster Groves police and federal agents began an investigation that ended in Friday's indictment. If convicted on charges of impersonating a federal officer, Chartrand could face three years in prison and/or fines of $250,000.

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Motherhen4
Motherhen4

I don't know how the guy has stayed out of jail this long he has a long history of stealing money and several other scandals over the past 10 years, Mark Chartrand is nothing but a lieing creep and I'm glad he may finally pay for some things that he has done.

Parent1
Parent1

I knew him, he's one of those people who lie, lie, lie. No surprise here, it was only a matter of time before he went too far.  I feel sorry for the victim, but she should have caught on about $99,000 ago..

MackDaddy1
MackDaddy1

There was no 138,000 dollars?????  This story was put out for one reason only, to make him look bad.  It's a 1 page indictment.   There are felon and fugiitives running wild in this country and they want to mess with this guy???  Really???   I got another story for you too!!!

Bsmith
Bsmith

Maybe the wire transfers will be fixed by then and he can make bail!!!

Guest
Guest

the worst part is that if he is fined for making the false docs the government will take their $250K before she ever gets her money back, not that he has the money anyway

Kuei
Kuei

She is a sucker. $138k? Let her be taken advantage of.

Jake_V
Jake_V

why would anyone want the reputation of being a worthless, union, out-of-touch, over payed, under worked, moronic government employee?

What an idiot.  Really?  A Homeland Security agent?  Working for Napolitano?  Come on, we all know they are so corrupt you're lucky to get your damn bi-weekly paycheck.

How dumb...

Stanley_Ipkiss
Stanley_Ipkiss

The guy is a scumbag for taking all that from the woman but come on now did this woman not realise that lending someone over 100k is a bad idea..the guy is criminal for what he has done but id rather be criminal rather than a complete dumbass..

MackDaddy1
MackDaddy1

Don't believe everything you read.  Domestic relationship turned weird and ugly to make someone look bad. 

RachelAnnPrince
RachelAnnPrince

So...how much money do u give b4 u start 2 feel taken advantage of?

a42natson
a42natson

I wonder if his bondsman will take a check?

unkwn
unkwn

you dont know what your talkin about

Soccergk125
Soccergk125

Doesn't take much to make him look bad. He is well-known for his tall tales and history.

unkwn
unkwn

hello stanly i complety agree wiyh you do know who this is whch you probally dont

Mary
Mary

that would explain why he tried the FBI agent story on her.. and for a time it worked... what a stupid woman. But there is no excuse for borrowing that much money from someone, that just makes him look really pathetic.

Abc
Abc

no, he is pretty much THAT guy... no spin here.

Jake_V
Jake_V

could be time to...if you're a developer or whatever.

Jake_V
Jake_V

i need a stupid woman with a ton-o-cash! lol

Jake_V
Jake_V

lol. yeah he is pretty dumb.

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