Although her bosses at Canary Capital characterized market timing and late trading as mere “skimming,” hedge fund manager Noreen Harrington said she thought it was “grand larceny” and decided to blow the whistle because she knew it was harming individual investors, the Edmonton Journal reports.

Certainly, stepping forward was a brave move for Harrington. She had a difficult time finding work for years and even had to be escorted by armed guards.

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