Two men have been charged with theft from a Progressive Conservative constituency association in Manitoba.
Keith Stewart, the Party spokesman, disclosed that a significant amount of money could have been embezzled from the Waverley constituency association in south Winnipeg in 2017 and 2018.
Stewart explained that the bank records appeared to be altered which led to incorrect financial filings with Elections Manitoba. The altered bank records were allegedly done by the association’s president and treasurer at the time. Elections Manitoba and Winnipeg police are now involved.
Rajpal Grewal and Rajbir Grewal have been charged with theft over $5,000 and have a court date in early October.
According to Global News, Stewart wrote in an email “Elections Manitoba found no liability on the part of the party nor other members of the constituency association for any of these actions.” Stewart also announced that the PC party will not comment further on this issue until those court proceedings are concluded. This article was originally sourced by Global News.