Sunday 26 January, 2020

Coast Guard probes possible misappropriation of funds

An internal investigation is underway by the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) following allegations of misappropriation of funds by a current serving member of the organisation.

In a statement acknowledging the alleged activity, the Coast Guard said these monies were accumulated internally in accordance with proper financial procedures and do not involve any public funds.

However, the TTCG said preliminary investigations suggest that fraudulent activity resulting in the misappropriation of funds may have occurred.

Denouncing any form of fraudulent activity involving its members, the TTCG assured that investigations have been ongoing and in the event that any such activities arc proven, the TTCG stands prepared to take all available disciplinary actions.

The TTCG further noted that the Commanding Officer has given his full commitment to support the investigation in the spirit of truth, discipline and transparency.

It is unclear the sum of money involved in the alleged fraudulent activity.

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