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.