La Ronge Civil Servant Fired In Misspending Case

Tuesday, March 07, 2006 at 14:56



A Department of Corrections and Public Safety worker in La Ronge is at the centre of the latest case of financial irregularities to hit the Saskatchewan civil service.


Yesterday, it was announced the worker had been fired over approximately $25,000 that wasn’t properly accounted for.


The money was supposed to be deposited into a trust fund for inmates at the Besnard Lake Correctional Camp near La Ronge.


The allegations were first brought to light by a manager at the camp.


The suspect in the case was fired from her job last Friday following an investigation by the Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation.


The provincial government has since referred the file to the RCMP for further investigation.


The department is also promising to improve safeguards.


The fired employee is one of five civil servants with the provincial government to be let go for alleged misspending in the last year-and-a-half.


One of the others was an employee at the liquor store in La Loche, where $227,000 went missing. That case is still under investigation.