Mounties in Surrey have confirmed another case of a local Parent Advisory Council losing tens of thousands of dollars from its bank account.
Yesterday CKNW obtained a copy of a letter sent home to parents from K.B. Woodward PAC executives saying they had received a statement from their bank that their account had lost all its money — that is believed to be around $30,000.
This time, Serpentine Heights’ PAC has seen around $20,000 go missing, Surrey RCMP tells CKNW it’s a case they’ve been investigating since July.
Manager of communications for the Surrey school board, Doug Strachan, says he believes the two cases involving Surrey PACs are coincidental.
“Police are doing the investigation, but we certainly haven’t got anything to suggest in any way they’re connected.”
Strachan says the PACs do have guidelines in place to manage the money.
“But the PACs run their accounts themselves, they are provided information to guide them in managing those funds.”
Police have released no further details in the cases saying both are ongoing investigations.