03/02/2015 02:51 EST | Updated 05/02/2015 05:59 EDT

New Westminster Police Officer Fired For Stealing

The officer had eight years of experience.

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - A police officer in New Westminster, B.C., has been fired after an internal theft investigation.

Chief Dave Jones of the New Westminster Police Department says the officer, who has eight years of experience, is also being investigated in connection with unrelated criminal matters.

Jones says an investigation under the Police Act, which governs how officers do their jobs, is also underway.

The officer's name is not being released and Jones said he couldn't provide any further details.

The department says it has committed significant time and resources to ensure the information that was used for the internal investigation is accurate and complete.


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