Saskatchewan corrections officer terminated after theft of uncle’s funds

Had worked two years while charges went to trial
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/11/2017

After a public trial that resulted in a Saskatoon Correctional Centre (SCC) correctional officer being convicted of theft under $5,000, the worker was dismissed.

The 10-year veteran employee, identified as “LR,” was convicted in December 2014 of the theft and sentenced to one year of house arrest. She had been entrusted with the finances of her great uncle, who was unable to care for himself.

She had been appointed public guardian in 2009 but was charged with theft over $5,000 on Aug. 8, 2012. LR told the employer immediately and an investigational interview took place the same day.