Port Canaveral (July 25, 2014)
Port Canaveral revealed Friday an ongoing investigation into alleged cash skimming by employees in its parking operation.
Four employees related to the alleged theft were fired and three were placed on administrative leave, according to a news release.
The Port’s statement said it requested the probe by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement “as a result of an internal investigation prompted by concerns raised from employees and in follow-up to prior internal suspicions.”
The internal investigation began nine months ago, after which the Port beefed up its oversight procedures and installed new security cameras at cruise terminal parking booths. Construction also began on a new automated parking access and revenue collection system, which will start operating in August.
The Port launched new conduct and ethics training, which provided new ways to report problems in the organization.
According to the news release, the state probe is not concluded and could result in further action.