A former federal public servant who stole nearly $1 million in computer parts from the Department of National Defence and sold some of them on the classified website Kijiji has pleaded guilty to fraud and breach of trust.
Addiction played a role in the crime
Andrew Heggaton, 33, was a civilian member of the Canadian Forces Crypto Support Unit when he ordered the hard drives, motherboards, processors and graphics cards he would later steal over a four-year period between June 2011 and March 2015. He pleaded guilty to fraud, breach of trust and the trafficking of the processor that was sold online. His lawyer confirmed addiction played a role in the crime.
Read more about the case at The Edmonton Sun.