28 Jul 2010

Samoa police accounts official admits theft

1:43 pm on 28 July 2010

The former principal accounts officer for the Samoa Ministry of Police and Prisons, Taylor Miti, has admitted charges of theft as a servant, forgery and falsifying accounts.

The offences involved around 100 thousand US dollars in public funds which went missing from the Ministry two years ago.

Miti originally denied the charges but he changed his plea when the case was called for hearing last week.

Three other former accounts' officials including one in the same office and two at the

Ministry of Finance are facing similar charges over the same case.

Miti is scheduled to be sentenced in the Supreme Court tomorrow.