Seven TVs and nothing on

An employee of a shipping company must pay his employer nearly $35,000 for his involvement in the theft of television sets
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Wayne Spence was a dock person for Canadian Freightways in Calgary. He usually worked the 3 a.m. to noon shift, which had little supervision. He offloaded trailers from big shipments and reloaded the freight for local delivery.

Missing television sets

In October 2005, a shipment of Samsung sets was found to be short 20 units. Canadian Freightways had to pay more than $40,000 for the sets and another $8,000 for an investigation. In November 2006, 21 Hitachi sets went missing at the Calgary location, totalling more than $43,000. The company spent almost $20,000 investigating this loss. In December 2006, a shipment of generators out of the Calgary location was also found to be missing two units.