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The Grinch who Stole Easter
May 15, 2006 permalink
CAS workers are so drunk with power that they feel safe in stealing from their wards. We earlier reported that foster parents embezzled Anne's allowance (mp3 audio). Now Canada Court Watch has found that a mother's Easter gifts to her child were stolen by a CAS caseworker. Here is an abridged version of their story.
CAS worker steals money and eats child's chocolate!
May 13, 2006
Last month a mother delivered Easter chocolates and a bank card to the York Region CAS for delivery to her son who was in care of the York Region CAS. It seems however that mom's Easter gifts to her son never got where they were supposed to. Mom delivered a bank card with a bit of spending money and some chocolate for her son. Without telling the boy that he had received the gifts, the York Region CAS worker took the child's bank card and withdrew the money and then ate the child's Easter chocolate. The York Region CAS worker was even caught on video at the bank machine after the mother had reported that the child's card had been used fraudulently.
The director of the York Region CAS has refused to apologize to the boy or to his mother. In fact, the society will not even confirm whether their worker was fired. According to the mother, the York Region CAS wants to hide everything and keep the public from finding out about what happened in this case.
This worker supposedly had over 20 years experience as a CAS worker in Toronto. According to the mother, the York Regional police would not press charges against the worker who literally was robbing kids in care. How can the police be seen as doing their jobs when workers from the York Region CAS seem to get special treatment under the law?
Source: Canada Court Watch
Addendum: An update from the same source:
York CAS worker to be charged by police
(May 17, 2006) In follow-up to the earlier report (May 13) of a York Region CAS worker stealing from one of the kids in the care of the York Region CAS, Court Watch has been advised by the family that the police are going to do their duty by arresting and charging the CAS worker (aka the Easter Grinch) responsible for this most deplorable crime against a child.