Robert Campbell, a 42-year-old Ottawa man, faces nearly 200 charges of identity fraud, defamation and criminal harassment involving 38 people across Canada, the U.S. and U.K.
Ottawa police announced the charges Friday morning after an eight-month investigation involving law enforcement in B.C., Ontario, New Brunswick and Halifax, as well as Michigan in the U.S., and Hertfordshire and London in the U.K.
Campbell is facing:
27 counts of criminal harassment.
85 counts of defamation libel.
69 counts of identity fraud.
He is expected to appear in an Ottawa courtroom today.
At the courthouse on Friday morning, a woman who identified herself as Campbell's wife, but refused to give her name, told the CBC's Ashley Burke that she was shocked by the charges. She said she was "surviving" the news and that she didn't know what her husband was up to online.