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Former National Defence employee’s coke habit leads to $1 million theft

A former Canadian Forces soldier was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison on Friday after his $400-a-day cocaine addiction led to the theft of nearly $1 million in computer parts from the federal government.

Ontario Court Justice Heather Perkins-McVey said the fraud that 33-year-old Andrew Heggaton committed had a “significant impact” on the Canadian Forces Crypto Support Unit where Heggaton once worked.

Heggaton could be sentenced to an additional three years in prison if he fails to pay back the $966,933.82 the Intel core processors, hard drives, motherboards, and graphics cards were worth within the next eight years.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.