Health care employee resigns over TV set in home
An employee with the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region who accepted delivery of a TV set at her home, when it was meant for another location, has resigned.
The health region has also obtained the $519 television, which was bought Dec. 27, 2012. The mix-up in delivery was discovered in April.
The financial loss was one of a number for the quarter the Saskatchewan government reported on Monday.
The name of the employee or the position she held wasn't released.
The health region has since installed the television in a residents lounge at a local health centre.
The province also reported on financial losses incurred by government departments and Crown corporations, everything from stealing from cash registers to vandalizing equipment.
The biggest loss was more than $17,000 by a SaskTel employee who was fired.
- A previous version of this story said the employee was fired for buying a TV set, using a corporate credit card, for her personal use. The information was based on a news release from the government. Officials now say the initial release was wrong and the employee resigned after it was discovered a TV set had been inadvertantly delivered to her home and she accepted delivery. Also, the first story said police were told about the case. Officials now say there was no reporting of the case to police.May 15, 2013 4:30 PM CT