Casino security guard gambles on video surveillance

Employee reportedly stole money from lost wallet
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/20/2015

A security guard working at a casino in Niagara Falls was fired after an investigation found he stole money on duty — and an arbitrator has upheld the termination.

Graeme Hennessy, who had been working at two of the employer’s casinos in Niagara Falls, grieved his termination alongside Unifor, saying he was terminated without just cause.

In April 2014, Hennessy was accused of stealing $60 in cash that he had found in a wallet in the lost and found area of the casino. His employer alleged he tried to avoid video surveillance when he took the money and, further, that he falsified reports in a log book, to try and hide the theft.