Two men have been charged with stealing money from a Progressive Conservative constituency union in Manitoba.
Party spokesman Keith Stewart says the Waverly constituency union in South Winnipeg in 2017 and 2018 may have misappropriated large amounts of money.
Mr Stewart says it appears the bank records were changed by the union’s outgoing president and treasurer at the time, and the election was joined by Manitoba and Winnipeg police.
He says the changed bank records led to incorrect financial filings at Election Manitoba.
Court records show that Rajpal Grewal and Rajbir Grewal have been charged with theft of more than $5,000, although an exact amount is not specified.
Both men, who could not be immediately reached for comment, are to appear in court in early October.
“Election Manitoba finds no liability on the part of the party nor other members of the constituency union for any of these actions,” Stewart wrote in an e-mail.
“The PC party has no further comment … until those court proceedings are over.”
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