Terance Gough has been sentenced to two years in prison for defrauding his former employer WestJet of more than $130,000 in travel dollars.

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Terance Gough has been sentenced to 2 years in jail for defrauding his former employer WestJet of greater than $130,000 in journey {dollars}.

A former WestJet worker has been sentenced to 2 years in jail and should pay $15,000 in restitution for fraudulently issuing $145,000 in journey credit for the airline.

Terance Gough was sentenced Monday in Calgary for fraud for issuing journey credit to buddies between 2012 and 2015 whereas he labored in visitor relations.

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He had pleaded responsible earlier this month after a plea deal was organized between the defence lawyer and prosecutor.

Gough’s defence lawyer mentioned his consumer addressed the court docket throughout sentencing to specific regret. 

In his job, Gough was answerable for resolving buyer complaints and had the power to challenge journey credit for as much as $350 if an individual’s grievance was legitimate.

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An inside investigation discovered he had issued credit to individuals who had not complained to the corporate and even travelled with WestJet.

WestJet introduced within the monetary crimes division of the Alberta Legislation Enforcement Response Group, who contacted the recipients of the credit. One, who had been given $16,000 in WestJet {dollars}, mentioned he would pay half of the worth of credit to Gough and one other WestJet worker.

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Of the $145,000 journey credit he issued, $138,000 had been used.

Gough was fired from WestJet in 2015.


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