Alleged Rexall Place thief arrested in UK
The Edmonton man accused of stealing more than $700,000 while working at Rexall Place has been arrested in the United Kingdom by Interpol.
Alvin Jackson Goh, 37, has been charged with theft over $5,000, possession of stolen property and laundering the proceeds of crime.
A statement of claim filed against Goh by Dominion Sportservice alleges he stole bags of money — amounting to around $470,000 — from the company vault. The statement also alleges that Goh took up to an additional $600,000 while working as a bartender at the facility.
An international warrant was issued after Goh failed to turn himself into police on May 17.
In his statement of defence, Goh denies the allegations.
Edmonton police are now finalizing plans to bring Goh back to Canada.