Thursday, July 02, 2015. BMG: An investigation in the village of Buena Vista, Cayo continues today after allegations were made that Julio Castillo, the chairman of the water board of the village was stealing public funds.
According to reports, suspicious cheques surfaced after the Chairman of the Village Council conducted his own investigation and alleged that Castillo was pocketing money the villagers were paying to the water board.
When the cashed cheques were requested from the bank, it came as no surprise to the village Chairman that some of the cheques were in Castillo’s name. Castillo has argued that he is innocent by saying that he only cashed the cheques in his name to get funds for conducting the Water Board’s work.
He and his secretary also produced written records in an attempt to prove their innocence but that story of innocence is not being bought as a copy of the report has been sent to the Ministry of Rural Development for further investigation.
The investigation by the Ministry will reveal if Castillo indeed stole any of the funds after the financials have been reviewed.
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