Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Inside job suspected in CPL theft

CLOSE to $200,000 in Caribbean Premier League (CPL) ticket sales has gone missing from an office at the Queen’s Park Oval in St Clair, leading police to believe the money may have been stolen by an employee.

It was around 8.15 a.m. yesterday that the $179,000 that was placed in a drawer for safe keeping was discovered missing by an employee.

Investigating officers said they were told by the employee she placed the money in an envelope and secured it in the drawer at around 5 p.m. on Saturday, but it could not be found when she went in search of it yesterday morning.

An envelope with a number of cheques that was also in the drawer was untouched, said police.

Officers said they believe the robbery was an inside job since the door to the general office was not tampered with, but the one leading to the office where the money was kept was broken into.

A number of people have been questioned, but up to yesterday evening no arrest had been made.

Police said they are pursuing several leads.

The money was said to be for ticket sales for the three CPL games to be played at the Oval later this week, beginning on Thursday. —Rickie Ramdass