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Missing money exhibit in Waikato

7 September 2021

The Authority oversaw a Police investigation into missing cash that had been seized from a man in Waikato District.

Property, which included a backpack and $437 cash, was seized from the man when he was arrested for family harm and drug offending. After a Court outcome, the property was returned to the man, but he complained the cash was missing. Police reimbursed the $437.

Police determined that there was no proof staff had taken the cash. However, a number of staff received employment outcomes in relation to breaches of policy around cash and exhibit handling.

We agree with the findings and outcome.

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