NR 08.051 - August 12, 2008
OTTAWA – 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 d 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, Bri tish 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 A ct, 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 Natio nal 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 compute r 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 pro perty, DND employees and CF personnel serving in Canada and abroad.
Captain Paule Poulin
Public Affairs Officer
Canadian Forces Provost Marshal