Sask Poly Thief Pockets Public Funds

Robert Thomas

Someone employed at Moose Jaw’s Saskatchewan Polytechnic was a little bit light fingered recently, and has apparently gotten away with just over $1500 in cash.

Those were the findings of a report released by the Advanced Education department for the period July 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017 and tabled to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

According to the report $1545 went missing at the Moose Jaw campus on May 26, 2016. The money was a cash payment for merchandise sold by non financial services staff and went missing prior to deposit.

An internal investigation could not determine a culprit and a Moose Jaw Police Service investigation resulted in no charges being laid. 

In response to the theft Sask Polytechnic has discontinued the practice of non-financial services accepting payments. The department has also instituted a policy of non-financial services staff being allowed to accept payments.



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