The Top ranking official from the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission is being accused of stealing around half a million dollars from the government agency he runs. The money was used to support his gambling addiction.
The Provinces top auditor claims in his report that the man who ran the tobacco reduction unit in Alberta , was stealing money from the agency. To steal the money he had to make 5 phony contracts which allowed him to steal nearly half a million Canadian dollars from the government agency that is supposed to be funding treatment centers for those with drug, alcohol and gambling problems.
The auditor claims that the accused had admitted to misappropriation of funds. He admitted that he used some money to put a down payment on a house, pay household expenses and repay a car loan.
According to receipts over 115,000 dollars was withdrawn from the accounts at Cash machines inside of casinos.
The man was removed from his job in September, but so far no criminal charges have been filed, but the police have been notified.
A request for comments has been sent to his lawyer, but so far he has had no comment on these charges.
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