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Charges Filed Against Former BC Gov't Supervisor

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April 16, 2010

Criminal charges have been filed against a BC government worker who was found to have the personal information of 1,400 citizens in his home, the Vancouver Sun reports. The RCMP discovered the data while searching the worker's home during a separate investigation. The discovery prompted provincial officials to open their own inquiry, which resulted in a critical report about the government's handling of the breach, the report states. Richard Ernest Wainwright was a supervisor in the Ministry of Children and Family Development until he was fired in October. He has been charged with forgery and fraud for allegedly falsifying his identity during the hiring process.
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