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B.C. business owner says ex-employee stole $200K, but RCMP won't pursue charges

CTV News: 'Ian Binstead says a former employee stole more than $200,000 from his family business in Richmond, B.C., but the RCMP won’t pursue charges. The co-owner of Galleon Marine Inc. told CTV News they have evidence of thefts totaling “just under $220,000 over a four-year period.”

'According to Binstead, around 70 transactions took place in which the employee refunded money using a debit/credit card terminal attached to a computer in the office right next door to his...

'In civil court, the former employee signed a consent order admitting she owes Galleon Marine a total of $218,820.14. “She didn’t even argue it,” said Binstead...

'...“To hear that the RCMP have closed the investigation in light of the civil resolution that may have been struck does strike me as being somewhat unusual,” said Jason Tarnow, a criminal defence lawyer at Tarnow & Co. “I don’t know why they would’ve done that.”

'Tarnow said if anything, the civil resolution should have assisted the RCMP in its investigation.'

Surprise: feds are lazy and ineffective.

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