Former airport screener awaiting punishment
By The Canadian PressNews Transportation
RICHMOND, B.C. - A former security screener is waiting to hear how he'll be punished for stealing from travellers at Vancouver's airport.
Yuriy Ruvinskiy appeared in Richmond provincial court yesterday for a sentencing hearing, after pleading guilty in August to eight theft charges.
Crown Counsel Gerri-Lyn Nelson says the charges include 28 separate incidents between February and March this year.
She says the stealing ended March 8th, when a traveller from Indonesia noticed an American 100 dollar bill missing from his wallet after a pre-boarding screening and spoke to Ruvinskiy’s supervisor.
Neslon says an RCMP officer was called in and security video was reviewed.
She says Ruvinskiy should spend four to six months in jail for the breach of trust because the crimes must be denounced and others must be deterred.
Judge David St. Pierre has adjourned the case until next Thursday when the court will fix a date for defence counsel to make submissions.
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