Former UBC staffer who stole from university sentenced to house arrest

January 30, 2012

A former University of British Columbia financial manager has been sentenced to 2 years of house arrest for stealing $460,000 from a university medical department. The 42-year-old man pleaded guilty in October to theft over $5,000 for stealing the money over the course of 7 years while working out of BC Children's Hospital as a financial manager for the pediatrics department. He was caught writing fraudulent cheques in summer 2010 when UBC installed a new program designed to detect employee fraud. The man confessed immediately after auditors confronted him. In court, the man apologized to UBC, the public, and colleagues, blaming the theft on debt incurred through student loans. CBC