A man has been charged with stealing from the Nelson Leafs’ Recycling Depot. Photo: Tyler Harper

Man charged with Leafs Recycling Depot theft

Dezmond Waggoner made his first court appearance Tuesday

A former employee of the Nelson Leafs’ Recycling Depot is accused of stealing from the organization.

Dezmond Waggoner, 20, made his first court appearance Tuesday after being charged with theft over $5,000. The exact amount that was stolen is not yet known.

Nelson Police Det-Const. David Laing said Waggoner allegedly stole from the depot during a period between May 2016 and February, and that the depot reported to police in September that something was amiss.

“They had a concern that shortages were unaccounted for and that they believed it was a theft from internal staff,” said Laing.

The alleged theft first became public last month during the Leafs’ annual general meeting. Waggoner’s next court date is July 18.