Mall security guard pocketed thousands in lost cash turned in by shopper: Calgary police

Calgary police have charged a former mall security guard for allegedly pocketing thousands of dollars in cash found almost two years ago, according to a news release issued Wednesday.

On Nov. 14, 2019, a shopper found a “large sum of money” at North Hill Centre, located at 1632 14 Ave. N.W., and turned it over to security — but it was never reported to police.

Officers charged former security guard Ronny James Labelle, 50, with one count of theft over $5,000, saying he “neglected to inform authorities of the discovery.”

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Police still need help finding the cash’s rightful owner. The original loss was never reported to officers.

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If the cash is yours or you have any information about this investigation, call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

“A detailed description of what was lost will be required,” police said.

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