The police have been called in as investigations intensify into the disappearance of over EC$22,000 at the Soufriere Village Council.
Police PRO, Inspector John Carbon, said the incident occurred between November 29 and December 2.
He said the council’s office was broken into and the money stolen.
Reports reaching DNO indicate that the money was allocated for ‘paupers’ allowance’ (Government Public Assistance Programme) and was to be distributed to recipients on November 30.
“All I can say to you is that the police from the criminal investigations department were called in after a report was made by the council of the missing money,” a source said.
Efforts to reach clerk of the council, Maria Nicholas, and chairman, Oscar Etienne, on Monday were unsuccessful.
Calls to the village council’s office also went unanswered.
Inspector Carbon said investigations are ongoing.