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Sask. Ag probes “financial irregularity”

Saskatchewan’s agriculture ministry has fired an employee and called in the RCMP as it investigates a $20,000 “financial irregularity.”

The ministry gave few details in a statement Thursday, other than to say one employee had been dismissed and preliminary results of its own internal investigation show the estimated total amount involved to be about $20,000.

The Canadian Press news agency, citing reports by CTV in Regina, said late Thursday that the allegations “involve a nine-year period” and that the affected employee worked for the provincial pastures program.

The ministry’s statement did not say whether charges would be or had been laid in this case; CP reported that the RCMP would determine whether to do so.

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