An eight-year veteran of the New Westminster Police Department was given a conditional discharge by a provincial court judge last month.
Adam Spindor was 30 years old when he was fired from the police department in March 2015. One month after his dismissal, Spindor was charged with one count of theft for allegedly stealing cash from a reserve at the station in December 2014. He was also charged with one count of theft and one count of breach of trust for an incident in February 2015, according to online court records.
Spindor was expected to stand trial in late 2016 but, instead, the former officer pleaded guilty to the charge of breach of trust during a court appearance on Nov. 2 in provincial court. In December, Spindor returned to the court room for his sentencing hearing where a judge accepted his guilty plea and gave him a conditional discharge along with 24 months of probation.
Unlike a criminal conviction, a discharge remains on someone’s police record for a minimum of three years, after which time it can be removed.
Spindor’s misconduct was also reported to and investigated by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, B.C.’s disciplinary authority for municipal police forces, but not further charges were laid and the file was closed.