Statement from BC Hydro on employee investigation
"BC Hydro has been investigating the actions of a small number of employees to determine if they violated BC Hydro’s Code of Conduct.
As a result of this investigation, employment for five individuals has been terminated by BC Hydro. The investigation continues into the conduct of three employees.
The Code of Conduct violations involved in these cases include the theft of BC Hydro equipment and facilitating the theft of electricity.
We have provided information to the RCMP and they will determine whether or not to pursue a criminal investigation.
Ten other employees were interviewed as part of the investigation and these individuals have returned to work.
BC Hydro has a responsibility to protect the safety and security of B.C.’s electrical system, customers and employees and we take this responsibility very seriously. We hope that the activities of a very small number of individuals do not overshadow the hard work and dedication of our employees who work every day to safely keep the lights on in British Columbia."
— Greg Reimer, executive vice-president, Transmission & Distribution, BC Hydro