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Former University VP charged with fraud

A former University of Waterloo vice-president has been charged with fraud in connection with allegations he took a number of personal trips under false pretences during his time at the school, according to Canadian press.

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Waterloo Regional police allege Kenneth McGillivray submitted expense claims to the university for reimbursements of more than $12,000 over a two-year period.

McGillivray, 63, has been charged with fraud over $5,000, forgery, uttering forged documents and criminal breach of trust.

A university press release from 2012 says McGillivray was hired that year as vice president, advancement with a focus on fundraising and alumni relations.

The school’s president said at the time that McGillivray had an exemplary reputation for fundraising and alumni development while he worked at the University of Southern California.

Police say he resigned from the Ontario university in 2015.

A university spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment.

McGillivray is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 22.

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