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Royal Canadian Mint calls mounties after 2 kilos of gold vanish

Section: Daily Dispatches

By Kelly Egan
Ottawa Citizen
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Two kilograms of gold have gone missing from the Royal Canadian Mint, three years after an employee repeatedly -- and with international notoriety -- stole chunks of the precious metal by hiding it in his rectum.

The mint confirmed today that an employee has been fired and the RCMP called after the discovery of the missing gold, two 1-kilogram blanks, together worth about C$110,000.

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"Last month, as a result of robust internal inventory processes, employees of the Royal Canadian Mint reported a small amount of gold missing from the premises," Alison Crawford, the senior manager of public affairs, wrote in an email.

"At the conclusion of an internal investigation and administrative review, the mint terminated the employment of one of its staff and asked the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to investigate." ...

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