In Beaufort, an investigation continues to find missing money from the county treasurer’s office. This week, the Beaufort county administrator and prosecutor hired accountants to begin an audit to find exactly happened to an amount that could be as much as $300,000 from the treasurer’s office. The money could range anywhere from $4,000 to $300,000, but investigators are hoping the audit will reveal details.
A former treasurer’s office employee was charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent for the theft of $600 several years ago. That same worker, according to authorities, is a person of interest for the investigation on the missing money.