MD of Taber Statement on Investigation into Allegation of Financial Misappropriation

For Immediate Release 

September 12, 2023 

TABER, AB — The Municipal District of Taber has launched an investigation into allegations of potential misappropriation of municipal funds.

The allegations were brought to MD leadership, in response to which the MD of Taber immediately launched an internal investigation and referred the allegations to the Taber Police Service for further investigation.  

In addition, the MD of Taber Council and Chief Administrative Officer are actively addressing this matter by taking proactive steps to reduce or eliminate such risk including additional external reviews, audits, process improvements, and control enhancements to safeguard our financial systems and assets.

Due to privacy legislation and with the matter currently under police investigation, the MD of Taber cannot provide further details or additional comment on the allegations at this time. The MD is working, and will continue to work, cooperatively with the Taber Police Service, until such a time that this matter is resolved.

From Chief Administrative Officer Arlos Crofts:

“We are unable to provide much information on these allegations at this time, as the matter remains under investigation by the Taber Police Service. However, we can confirm that we take the allegations seriously, and we are working hard to implement additional measures and safeguards to protect the MD’s financial systems and assets.” 

 

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Chief Administration Officer Arlos Crofts
acrofts@mdtaber.ab.ca
403-223-3541  

Reeve Merrill Harris
mharris@mdtaber.ab.ca
403-634-0462

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