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Tax-funded agency silent about misappropriated money

Almost $187,000 allegedly taken by employee for personal use

A non-profit agency in Victoria is facing criticism for keeping quiet about tens of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money allegedly misappropriated by one of its employees.

"I think public needs to be made aware this went on," said Greg Neufeld, an ex-husband of the employee who allegedly took the money.

Court records show the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) took legal action in 2008 to recover $186,732.26, allegedly taken by its former financial co-ordinator Leah Bussieres (also known as Leah Norman) over a period of three years.

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