Lawsuit accuses B.C. social worker of stealing from vulnerable First Nations teens – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201844 Views

Proposed class action claims Robert Riley Saunders stole from joint account with First Nations youth

Nov 06, 2018

A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against a B.C. social worker accused of abusing his position by siphoning funds from the bank account of a vulnerable First Nations teenager.

The B.C. Supreme Court notice of civil claim accuses Robert Riley Saunders of moving the girl from a stable home into an independent living situation that would see her collect money from the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

The claim says Saunders then opened a joint bank account with the girl and “stole the funds deposited by the ministry into the joint bank accounts by moving them to his own individual account.”

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