11/05/2012 10:14 EST | Updated 01/05/2013 05:12 EST

Saskatchewan Government Report: $40,000 Loss In Fraud, Fake Cheques And Thefts


REGINA - A report released by the province this week shows that between July and September, the Saskatchewan government discovered almost $40,000 in losses from fraud, fake cheques and theft.

A person working at SaskTel helped steal 14 cell phones in September, worth more than $6,000.

The employee was fired and SaskTel is now undertaking civil action.

More than $21,000 was stolen from the Ministry of Justice over two years through an employee at an organization in the community.

That person was making fake payments through a victims' fund that was administered by the Ministry.

In July almost $2,000 was stolen from the Heartland Health Region when an employee stole the money through vacation input to go into their pension account.

For seven months in 2011 a Highways employee handed in fake time reports adding up to $6,000.

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