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A former Vancouver airport screener was accused of stealing from 27 different passengers. He pleaded guilty to eight of those incidents.

A former Vancouver International Airport security screener has pleaded guilty to eight counts of theft.

Yuriy Ruvinskiy was initially charged with more than two dozen offences after personal effects were stolen from travellers as they passed through airport security.

He appeared in provincial court in Richmond on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to eight charges of theft.

The Crown says the offences involved 27 victims who were targeted on several different dates.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 23.