SaskTel loses $184K from employee phone thefts

By CJME News Staff
August 8, 2017 - 5:18pm

SaskTel is reporting a $184,000 loss to the government, after an employee stole over 200 phones from them between April and June.

According to the quarterly-loss report, the employee stole 22 cell phones from their inventory and fraudulently obtained another 213.

The report said the ongoing investigation showed the employee was obtaining the phones and selling them to third parties.

The employee was suspended and they eventually resigned before more disciplinary action could be applied.

SaskTel said they’ve implemented better inventory controls to prevent similar thefts in the future.

Police are also investigating the thefts, while the crown corporation said they would go through civil court to recoup their losses.

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