08/06/2013 09:50 EDT | Updated 10/06/2013 05:12 EDT

Saskatchewan government works to try and recoup defrauded funds

REGINA - The Saskatchewan government says it's working to recover money lost through allegedly fraudulent actions.

That includes getting back $9,000 from a social services employee who was fired for providing false information to receive income-support benefits.

The government is also taking civil action against a former SaskTel employee who has been fired for allegedly defrauding the company of almost $600.

The employee allegedly purchased an iPhone and applied unauthorized credits to their own SaskTel account.

The missing money was disclosed Tuesday in a losses of public money report within government ministries and crown corporations from April 1 to June 30.

The province has also made improvements to inventory inspections after two laptops went missing from an SGI storage room.