The Saskatchewan government has released details of losses in the public sector earlier this year.
The largest loss was an estimated 184-thousand dollars when a SaskTel employee stole 22 cell phones from inventory.
Investigation has also disclosed the employee fraudulently obtained other cell phones and was selling them to third parties. Approximately 213 phones were taken fraudulently by the employee. The worker has resigned and the matter has been handed to the police. Civil action will be taken to recover the loss. Controls have been enhanced to prevent further fraud.
The provincial government is also reporting the theft of four portable cardiac monitoring devices from Pasqua hospital, worth 20-thousand dollars.
The theft has been reported to police and increased security measures have been implemented.
The Saskatchewan government also says two workers in the ministry of central services falsified timecards and were overpaid 26-thousand dollars between 2013 and 2016.
One has resigned, the other retired and the ministry is pursuing recovery of the loss. The matter has also been turned over to police.