WestJet Employee Charged in Travel Credits Fraud

ALERT partnersCalgary… A joint investigation between ALERT and WestJet’s Corporate Security has resulted in fraud and theft charges against an airline employee.

ALERT Calgary’s Financial Crime team arrested and charged Terance Gough, 43, on April 19 with fraud and theft over $5,000. ALERT is an integrated team consisting of Calgary Police Service and RCMP members.

Gough is alleged to have fraudulently issued over a quarter million dollars’ worth of WestJet travel credits between 2012 and 2015. ALERT alleges that these travel credits were being bought and sold by a third-party, and no WestJet customers were defrauded.

The investigation was referred to ALERT in July 2015 after WestJet conducted an internal investigation on the matter.

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