UPDATE: Security guard charged with theft was not government employee

Published on June 23, 2014

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.