The Davenport Police Department is investigating the possible theft of money from the Scott County Sheriff's Office.
Investigators had noticed irregularities in various accounts that had been handled by an employee who had been fired.
An accounting firm was called in and a preliminary audit showed that money was missing.
Once police finish their investigation the information will be sent to the Scott County Attorney's Office for possible criminal charges.
The Sheriff's Office says safeguards have been put in place to make sure nothing like this happens again.
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