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Burnaby RCMP constable charged with stealing loose change

A two-year constable with the Burnaby RCMP has been charged with theft after loose change was repeatedly taken from a desk drawer in a community policing office.

The investigation began last fall when another RCMP officer reported loose change was missing from a workstation. The incident was reported to senior management and an internal investigation was started.

“While the theft does not involve a lot of money, the fact is, as police officers we’re in a position of trust, and any breach of that trust is taken very seriously,” said RCMP Sgt. Rob Vermeulen of E Division Strategic Communications.

Const. Derrick Holdenried, 37, is currently suspended from duty. He will be appearing in Vancouver Provincial Court, on Feb. 14. Holdenried also faces a separate internal Code of Conduct investigation.

wchow@burnabynewsleader.com

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