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Nine Living Planet Aquarium Board Members Resign

Nine Living Planet Aquarium Board Members Resign

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Ashley Hayes ReportingThere's a shake-up at the Living Planet Aquarium as nine of 11 board members resign. Also, an employee is accused of fraud and embezzlement.

The Deseret Morning News reports Brad Carroll, the chairman of the board of directors, says board members agreed to resign over "irreconcilable differences." Though most of the resignations are not yet official, they will likely take effect by the end of this week.

That leaves only two board members in place as the Sandy aquarium tries to upgrade to a 90,000-square-foot aquarium downtown.

Meanwhile, a former employee is being investigated for possible embezzlement, fraud and forgery charges. The woman is said to have deposited aquarium funds into her personal account.

In all, about $5,700 is missing. Carroll says the two incidents are unrelated.

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