Airport calls police over mystery transactions

6:17 pm on 17 February 2016

An Auckland Airport employee has been sacked and police called in after the discovery of nearly $2 million of unexplained transactions.

Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport Photo: 123RF

The airport company said it had begun civil action against the former employee and called in auditors EY to carry out a forensic investigation.

Auckland Airport described the sacked worker as a non-executive employee.

It said to date the auditors had uncovered $1.84m of unexplained transactions.

In a statement to the stock exchange, the listed company's chief financial officer, Phil Neutze, said while it was a serious matter, the sum of money did not affect its financial statements or reported results.