Questions linger after Cultus Lake Park Board announces their manager of financial services is no longer employed by CLPB.

Questions linger after Cultus Lake Park Board announces their manager of financial services is no longer employed by CLPB.

Saidi no longer an employee of Cultus Lake Park

Questions linger in the wake of the news that the manager of financial services is no longer employed by the Cultus Lake Park Board

The manager of financial services for Cultus Lake Park Board was placed on leave when the first allegations of fraud arose in August.

Now Cultus Lake Park Board officials have issued an official statement this week saying Siamak Saidi is no longer employed by the park board.

They refuse to say if he was fired, or if he resigned.

In a notice of civil claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, Simon Fraser University alleged that Siamak Saidi, a CA, submitted false invoices to the institution for supplies ordered for companies for which he was listed as a director.

The claim says that SFU neither ordered nor received the supplies.

An RCMP investigation led to Saidi being charged with fraud over $5,000, theft over $5,000, forgery and using a forged document earlier this summer.

When the allegations were made public, the Park Board issued a statement saying nothing was amiss at Cultus Lake Park in terms of the financial records.

“Staff of Cultus Lake Park have completed a thorough review of all accounts and investments. No unauthorized financial transactions have been observed,” according to the statement on the park board website.

No other details were released this week, not whether Saidi resigned from his position, nor if he was fired, or any other particulars such as why he is no longer an employee.

–with files from Vikki Hope, Abbotsford News

 

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