Former University of Waterloo vice-president charged with fraud
A University of Waterloo sign is seen in this image from the school's Facebook page. (University of Waterloo)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, November 23, 2016 4:43PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, November 23, 2016 4:57PM EST
WATERLOO, Ont. -- A former University of Waterloo vice-president has been charged with fraud in connection with allegations he took a number of personal trips under false pretences during his time at the school.
Waterloo Regional police allege Kenneth McGillivray submitted expense claims to the university for reimbursements of more than $12,000 over a two-year period.
McGillivray, 63, has been charged with fraud over $5,000, forgery, uttering forged documents and criminal breach of trust.
A university press release from 2012 says McGillivray was hired that year as vice president of advancement with a focus on fundraising and alumni relations.
The school's president said at the time that McGillivray had an exemplary reputation for fundraising and alumni development while he worked at the University of Southern California.
Police say he resigned from the Ontario university in 2015.
A University of Waterloo spokesperson said the school notified police as soon as it learned of the alleged fraudulent activity.
"The university has reviewed its internal procedures to ensure appropriate controls are in place," Carleen Carroll said in a statement.
McGillivray is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 22.