Missing Money investigation at Southern Regional nears end Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00

Dr. Peter AllenChief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Peter Allen, confirmed to the Guardian that the investigation into missing monies at the Southern Regional Hospital is coming closer to an end. We spoke to him on Wednesday morning and he told us that by the afternoon of that very day he would have received a report from the Auditor General’s office as they conduct their investigation into the missing money.

In early October an internal investigation at the Southern Regional Hospital determined that there were monies being misappropriated and at that time the administrator, Nasley Sommerville, was placed on suspension pending the outcome of a financial and police investigation.

In speaking to Allen, he explained that over 300 thousand dollars were siphoned off using checks from the institution. As many as 10 checks would be written out in a day in amounts ranging from 1 thousand dollars to 2,800 dollars. These checks were written out on the same day and cashed at the same bank. This process was repeated over a number of days.

Because of the internal investigation, Allen had reported that threats were placed on his life and that of the finance officer; thankfully he says those threats were not acted upon as the investigation was moved from it being an internal one to one which involved the Auditor General’s office and the police.
Within the next few days the findings of the Auditor General will be made public.