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Social worker suits pile up – Castanet.net
by ahnationtalk onDecember 5, 201832 Views
Dec 5, 2018
Yet another Indigenous youth has come forward with allegations against a former social worker in Kelowna.
On Monday, another lawsuit was filed against Robert Riley Saunders, alleging he stole money from a young Indigenous boy in his care beginning in early 2008.
The suit comes after several similar lawsuits were filed in Kelowna last month, along with a class action suit out of Vancouver.
Similar to previous allegations, the most recent suit alleges Saunders moved the plaintiff from a settled foster home into an “unstable residential or independent living arrangement” so the youth would be eligible for government payments. The suit alleges Saunders then opened a joint bank account with the child and stole the funds.