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City of Muncie employees suspended after accounting 'inconsistencies' discovered

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Posted at 8:48 AM, Oct 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-05 11:58:39-04

MUNCIE — Two city employees have been suspended without pay after accounting "inconsistencies" were discovered within one of its departments, a city spokeswoman says.

An investigation has now been turned over to the Indiana State Police, according to Michele Owen, the city's director of communications.

"The City is committed to protecting the privacy and reputation of the employees involved, and will not be releasing names while the investigation is ongoing," Owen wrote in a news release.

The inconsistencies were discovered during routine payment process by the Office of the City Controller, according to the release.

Owen declined to specify which department the two employees worked for, citing an ongoing investigation.

The city has not released additional details.

The State Board of Accounts is in the process of performing an audit, according to Deputy State Examiner Paul Joyce.

"I can assure you that this will be investigated fully," Joyce said.