Royal Canadian Mint employee fired after gold went missing

Two kilograms of gold worth about $110,000 was discovered missing in March

An employee with The Royal Canadian Mint has been fired after about two kilograms of gold was discovered missing from its facility in Ottawa. Spokeswoman Alison Crawford says the gold, worth about $110,000 at current prices, was discovered missing last month during an internal inventory. Crawford adds an employee was terminated following an internal investigation and administrative review and the RCMP was called in to investigate. She says the mint will make no further comment as the matter is under police investigation.