MD of Taber Statement on Charges Laid Against Former Employee

For Immediate Release 

September 12, 2023 

TABER, AB — This statement addresses recent developments regarding the news release from the Taber Police Service (TPS), found here for your reference: 

Taber Police Service charge former employee for fraud offences

The MD of Taber became aware of the incident referenced by the TPS in January 2023. Shortly thereafter, in early February, MD Chief Administrative Officer Arlos Crofts reported suspected misappropriation of funds to the TPS for a formal investigation. Details of that investigation are included in the TPS media release.

An internal investigation was also conducted by the MD before it was reported to local law enforcement.

From Chief Administrative Officer Arlos Crofts:

“These allegations have weighed heavily on us, as we are committed to maintaining public confidence. Upon the emergence of these concerns in January 2023, the municipal Senior Administration took prompt action. This includes conducting a thorough internal investigation, and briefing Council once we were apprised of the situation. Subsequently, Council took immediate steps and transferred the investigation to local law enforcement for further examination. We have fully cooperated with the Taber Police Service throughout this process and will continue to do so through to resolution. The outcomes of the law enforcement inquiry are matters for the police service and justice system. We will respect the process and abstain from making any further comments on the matter at this time.”  

From Reeve Merrill Harris:

“The allegations of potential misuse of municipal funds have weighed heavily on each member of Council. When we learned of this incident, we were shocked, dismayed, and disappointed. We want to thank our Municipal Administration and the Taber Police Service for dealing with this incident in a prompt and professional manner. We appreciate the open working relationship between the Taber Police Service, Administration and Council.” 




Chief Administration Officer Arlos Crofts

Reeve Merrill Harris

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