A Vancouver travel agency has been accused of “stealing” $1,200 from a student travel agency in a hotel room.
Police said a group of people were drinking alcohol in the hotel room of the hotel of the travel agency on June 5.
A security camera caught the group at the time of the incident, which happened on the second floor of the Downtown hotel, according to police.
The group was then seen leaving the hotel with the money.
A police spokesperson said the group was travelling with a group and a “private party” at the hotel.
Officers are looking into how the group ended up at the property, which is owned by the company called Pakse Travel Agency.
“Our team has been working with the business owner and management of Pakse to identify and apprehend those responsible for this incident,” the spokesperson said.
“As a result of the investigation, police are now looking into the appropriateness of the money being transported by the group.”
Police said the money was being used to buy “luxury items” such as a new car and a new pair of shoes.
The company said it is “working closely” with police to find out who is responsible for the theft.
The travel agency said it has hired a forensic accountant to review its records and “continue to work with the police.”
The group is a member of the Travelers Association of Canada, which represents more than 2,500 travel agencies in Canada.
“We take this matter very seriously and are committed to ensuring that any theft of any funds from our travel agency is caught early and effectively,” the group said in a statement to CBC News.
“In addition, our team is working closely with police on the investigation and we are continuing to provide the necessary assistance to help police with their investigations.”