WestJet employee charged with fraud

WestJet employee charged with fraud

CALGARY — A WestJet employee has been charged for allegedly issuing over $250,000 worth of fraudulent travel credits.

According to The Canadian Press, Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams said that its Calgary Financial Crime branch charged Terance Gough, 43, with fraud and theft over $5,000 last Tuesday.

The response teams, known as ALERT, began a joint investigation with WestJet corporate security last July after an internal investigation was conducted by the airline.

Gough is alleged to have issued WestJet travel credits between 2012 and 2015 and that they were bought and sold by a third party.

No customers suffered financial loss as a result, and the company does not believe any other employees were involved, said a WestJet spokesperson.