UPDATE: Security guard charged with theft was not government employee

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An overnight security guard, charged on the weekend with 14 counts of theft and one count of mischief, at a government premises was an employee of an outside contractor.


A spokesman for the provincial Department of Transportation and Works, security division, said there's been some confusion in the public about this, but it was not one of government's own security guards.

The incidents allegedly happened in St. John's, the RNC has not yet released further details.

(Earlier story)

A 31-year-old man, who was employed as an overnight security guard for a government premises in St. John's, has been charged with 14 counts of theft and one count of mischief.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary arrested the man over the weekend after an investigation by its patrol officers.

The RNC said the thefts were from employees who worked at the facility. The suspect will appear in court at a later date.

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  • Shawn Hodder
    June 23, 2014 - 13:38

    A security guard steeling. what do people expect with some of these companies paying minimum wage or a dollar or two above it. Very few security jobs pay a decent wage, if you luck out and get Government Security MUN CEP or Bull Arm, Long Harbour or in the hospitals If the pay was better then that could reduce the problem to a point.

  • Thomas
    June 23, 2014 - 12:30

    It's pretty bad when you can't leave a few loonies in the desk drawer for the 2:00pm run to the snack machine.

  • SAMUEL Short
    June 23, 2014 - 09:35

    I would like to clarify that this was a contract security guard and had nothing to do with Security Services of the Transportation and Works

  • SAMUEL Short
    June 23, 2014 - 08:58

    I am a guard with Department of Transportation and Works and that story makes it seem like it's Government guards when in fact it was a contractor. The rooms is contracted out to private security contractor. Thank you for your kind attention. Sam

    • Peter kelsey
      June 23, 2014 - 13:02

      We are Security Officers, the individual was a Guard with an outside contactor there is a difference we are highly trained and more professional than these pretend robo cops that outside contractors higher with no or very little training. Seems to me that Security Services should be manning all Gov. Buildings. Thank you for correcting the original story. Peter