Three former transit security officers in Toronto were sentenced to jail on Wednesday after being convicted of writing unwarranted tickets to homeless people as a way of covering up that they were slacking off on the job.
The men, who were fired from their jobs at the Toronto Transit Commission, will serve sentences ranging from 14 to 90 days on weekends. They were also given lengthier terms of house arrest and must do community service with homeless people.
The charges were for actions dating to late 2012 and early 2013. The behaviour was uncovered after the TTC launched an internal investigation into rumours that some of its security officers weren't doing the work they claimed.