Allegations of selling fake first aid certificates sees two Toll Secure bosses resign

YONI BASHAN, The Sunday Telegraph
August 14, 2016 12:00am

TWO senior managers at one of the country’s biggest armoured car firms have resigned amid allegations they sold fake first aid certificates to their cash-in-transit guards.

Police confirmed an investigation is currently looking at up to 12 guards at Toll Secure who allegedly bought the forged documents, which are legally required to conduct ­security work and carry a ­firearm.

The company said it was waiting for the police investigation to conclude before acting on those involved, a move which has prompted concern among some fellow workers.

“These guys are still being allowed to work, carry a firearm, and they’ve demonstrated their lack of integrity,” a Toll Secure employee told The Sunday Telegraph.

“They knew what they were doing was wrong.”

Each guard is alleged to have paid $150 for the photocopied, fraudulent first aid certificates.

Police suspect the armed workers were buying the forged documents from two senior Toll Secure employees, both of whom have resigned in recent weeks over the­ ­allegations.

At the centre of the investigation is the company’s now-former state manager, Chris Dyble, and another senior company manager.

Mr Dyble did not respond to a request for comment. A spokesman for Toll Secure said both men had resigned.

Police confirmed Mr Dyble and the other worker were being investigated as the ­alleged architects of the scam, and that possible criminal charges were being examined.
“With full support of the company, we are investigating allegations former employees had provided false first aid qualifications to other ­employees in exchange for payment,” said Cameron Smith, the Director of the NSW Police Force Security Licensing & Enforcement ­Directorate.

The first-aid certificates are understood to have been ­issued by BPF Global Security, an outfit that conducts first aid training for security workers, including those at Toll Secure.

BPF’s owner, Shane Fisher, said the issue of fraud was common in the industry.

He added that he was unaware of the ongoing investigation.

There is no suggestion BPF or Mr Fisher were involved in the scam at Toll ­Secure.

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