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Defence Force launches audit

News day / The investigation comes as part of more stringent auditing regulations to clamp down on financial mismanagement with the Force.

The release stated that the police have been notified.

“The TTDF commends its internal auditors on the work undertaken in this matter to date and reconfirms its commitment to driving the continued improvement of the organisation whilst being ever mindful of the need for care and caution in due process,” the release stated.

On Saturday, former Minister of National Security Gary Griffith issued a statement in which he accused law enforcement agencies of carrying out borderline extortion against the promoters of certain sporting events by requesting unnecessary manpower (which must be paid for) for these events.

Shortly after the issuance of the release yesterday, military sources revealed that a low-ranking officer within the Regiment had confessed to stealing approximately $2M. The officer who along with another and a civilian employee were implicated in the theft.

The missing funds were brought to the attention of the Defence Force after a replacement for the civilian employee, who is believed to be on sickleave, discovered discreprencies in invoices at the accounting department.

According to military sources, the officer reportedly said that he stole the money after he allegedly saw others stealing and thought that he could get away with it as well.

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