TTC union representatives are facing charges after helping destroy evidence of internal theft, police allege.

Police say the union reps helped cover up the alleged theft of $3,800 by a collector.

A shortfall in the collector’s float was discovered during a routine audit and police further allege that the collector tampered with token rolls in an attempt to veil the missing funds. He has since been fired.

Following the audit an internal investigation was launched and the accused employee sought the assistance of the union representatives, who police said, “assisted in the destruction of evidence in the investigation.”

“I think certainly every person in Toronto and certainly every executive member of the TTC like myself is really offended and upset,” said  TTC vice-chair, Coun. Glenn De Baeremaeker

“I think this incident is very rare and very unusual,” he added. “The TTC has a very good accounting system in place, it is very hard to steal from the TTC.”

Deodato Sousa, 54, of Toronto, was charged with theft under $5,000.

John Wales, 63, and Clarke Smith, 53, both of Toronto, face charges of compounding an indictable offence, theft under under $5,000 and breach of trust.

They are scheduled to appear in court on Jan, 9. 2013.