The T&T Coast Guard has publicly acknowledged an internal allegation of the misappropriation of funds by a current serving member.
It says these monies were accumulated internally in accordance with proper financial procedures and do not involve any public funds.
However, it says preliminary investigations suggest that fraudulent activity resulting in the misappropriation of funds may have occurred.
The relevant authorities have been notified, and if any such fraudulent activities are proven, the Coast Guard says it stands prepared to take all available disciplinary actions.
The amount of funds involved, or how the alleged fraud may have taken place was not detailed by the TTCG.