20 Mar 2007

Samoa police investigate missing funds

8:33 am on 20 March 2007

Samoan police are investigating missing funds from the South Pacific Games Authority.

The Le Samoa newspaper reports that SPGA officials have confirmed the investigation but have declined to comment further.

Le Samoa says the person allegedly involved with the missing funds worked in the finance section of the Authority and has already been sacked.

It's alleged that more than thirty thousand dollars is unaccounted for.

A government official who knows about the missing funds said that the Authority was "careless and negligent."