Former University of Waterloo vice-president of advancement Kenneth McGillivray has been charged with fraud over $5,000, forgery, uttering forged document, and criminal breach of trust. As reported in CBC News, Waterloo Regional police have alleged that he submitted expense claims totaling to $12,000 over a two-year period.
McGillivray was hired to the vice-president of advancement position in 2012, and resigned in 2015.
This news is particularly alarming given that former manager of the university’s school of architecture Jeffrey Lederer was convicted with fraud in October. Lederer used the university credit card to rack up $37,000 in debt and paid $139,000 to his mother-in-law, who was credited as being a UW worker despite only being seen at work once for the duration of her supposed time as a “casual worker”, as reported in The Record.
In a press release, Carleen Carroll, UW’s associate vice-president of communications, said “the university has reviewed its internal procedures to ensure appropriate controls are in place,” according to CBC News.
McGillivray is expected to appear in court Dec. 22.