Police in Kent and Scotland have said they are looking for Mark Bullen (52) for a variety of fraud offences, including selling expensive boxes of organic vegetables which he had actually bought from supermarkets.
According to reports he advertised online offering ‘organic’ fruit and veg boxes from a ‘family farm’ under identity ‘Vegan Express,’ charging up to £100 per box. While many customers didn’t receive any goods, those that did found they were filled with ‘normal’ produce from the supermarket.
One of Bullen’s former drivers told the Daily Mail, “When he did a runner, I took over his Facebook groups. He would block and delete any posts from people complaining about not receiving a delivery. He used various male and female names to try to trade his fruit and vegetables.
“Basically, he bought groceries from Tesco and I delivered them around Edinburgh. Then we’d go to a Tesco in Musselburgh and deliver in that area too and repeat all over again in another area.
“Normally, I did 15-20 deliveries a day and was told I’d get £15 an hour. I did six days a week for two weeks but then stopped because he didn’t pay my wages.”
Bullen, who also different names such as Pullen, Cullen and has even posed as a woman, was convicted in 2005 for a previous scam in which he sold football shirts which he signed himself and then sold on eBay.
Last month, Kent Police issued a statement, saying, “Mark Bullen is wanted after failing to appear before court in connection with several fraud offences at hotels, including in Tunbridge Wells. If you know where he is call 999, quoting warrant reference 46/11411/22.”
A spokesperson for Kent Police confirmed that Bullen “remains wanted on suspicion of fraud offences.”