Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

August 12, 2008 16:44 ET

Charges Laid for Corruption of a Database

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 12, 2008) - The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) has charged two military members today with several offences in relation to the alleged corruption of a database while they were posted in Ottawa, Ontario.

Petty Officer Second Class Sylvia Reid, now a member of Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Regina, and Petty Officer Second Class Janet Sinclair, a member of the Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters in Esquimalt, British Columbia, were each charged with one count of Sabotage, contrary to Section 130 of the National Defence Act, pursuant to Section 52 of the Criminal Code, one count of Conspiracy, contrary to Section 128 of the National Defence Act, one count of Mischief in Relation to Data, contrary to Section 130 of the National Defence Act, pursuant to Section 430(5) of the Criminal Code and one count of Wilful Property Damage, contrary to Section 116(a) of the National Defence Act.

Members of the CFNIS conducted the investigation with assistance from Military Police at Canadian Forces Support Unit Ottawa, the site where the incidents allegedly occurred. Based on all evidence collected including computer forensic analysis, PO2 Reid and PO2 Sinclair allegedly corrupted a Government database in July 2007.

The CFNIS is an independent Military Police unit with a mandate to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to National Defence property, DND employees and CF personnel serving in Canada and abroad.

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