Coquitlam RCMP say they have recommended charges against a man who allegedly had access to the personal information of people applying for Port Mann Bridge toll decals.
RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jamie Chung alleges the man was hired to work at Trans-Canada Flow, the company in charge of tolling on the new bridge, under a false identity.
“It is believed he pretended to be something else so he could work there,” said Chung.
The employee, who has since been fired and arrested, dealt with 271 customers and was in a position to collect their names, addresses and credit card information.
Chung said there is no indication the suspect was working as part of a larger ring, but noted the investigation is early.
Charges have been recommended by RCMP, and police are waiting for approval from Crown before specifying the exact charges and releasing the suspect’s identity publicly.
The affected customers have been notified.
Chung said there is no evidence that anything had been done with the victims’ personal information.