Friday, April 27, 2018

Mint employee fired after $110,000 worth of gold goes missing

The Royal Canadian Mint has fired an employee after roughly $110,000 worth of gold went missing from its Ottawa facility. The Mint says two one-kilogram discs of gold were deemed missing following an internal inventory check last month. One employee has been fired and the RCMP has been called in to investigate. The Mint says the gold is still missing.
This isn’t the first time gold has disapeared. In 2017, Leston Lawrence, a former employee at the facility, was convicted and sentenced to 30 months in jail for stealing $190,000 worth of gold “pucks” by smuggling them past security up his anus.

He was given a 30-month prison sentence and must pay a fine of $190,000.