Nova Scotia

Halifax police claim they've been duped out of money

Halifax Regional Police say they have referred an alleged fraud involving a police fund to the RCMP for investigation.

RCMP to investigate fraud allegation

Halifax Regional Police say they have referred an alleged fraud involving a police fund to the RCMP for investigation.

The police force says the Dedication to Duty fund is an independent employee social account that does not contain taxpayers money.

Police say the fund was co-managed by members of the force and an unidentified outside person not employed by the force.

In a news release, police say a number of factors have led to the belief that monies may have been misappropriated.

Chief Jean-Michel Blais said he does not believe any of his employees are involved.

In addition to the RCMP investigation, police say a financial audit of the fund will be conducted and controls will also be tightened.

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