My primary suspects were either Auric Goldfinger or Goldmember, but this news widens the potential field of suspects considerably:
More than just a fortune in gold is missing from the Royal Canadian Mint. Silver, platinum and palladium have disappeared, too, but the mint won’t say how much.Gee, its a good thing the Conservatives and the Mint waited weeks and weeks (months?) to call in the RCMP. It's so sporting of them to give the potential thieves such a head start, and to allow time for any physical evidence to have likely degraded or disappeared. Must be part of their new "get tough on crime by giving them plenty of time to escape before chasing them" policy.
Independent audit results released this week found no accounting, bookkeeping or other internal errors to account for about 17,500 troy ounces of gold missing from the mints inventory, the equivalent of almost 44, 400-ounce bars valued at $15.3 million.
The probe by Deloitte briefly notes the mint has “also identified an unaccounted-for difference related to silver,” and asked auditors to determine if sloppy accounting or bookkeeping was behind that, too.
Christine Aquino, mint spokeswoman, said in an e-mail the missing $15.3 million in gold, “takes into account … all our (missing) precious metal, gold being the most significant component but also including silver, platinum and palladium metals.”
Somehow, though, this is the Senate's fault. I just know it. Recommend this Post on Progressive Bloggers