Alleged Latah County embezzlement update

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MOSCOW, ID - We have an update on the special audit that is currently being performed to determine whether or not embezzlement occurred within the Latah County Sheriff's Department.

Officials say Latah County Administrative Support Services Manager, Rhonda Bunney, was placed on administrative leave back in November after a preliminary investigation by Sheriff Wayne Rausch discovered the missing money. Rausch says an undisclosed amount of money is missing from several revenue streams within the office.

"The fund lines that were taken from didn't require leaving us in the deficit, what it did though was it took positive fund balances and reduced them," said Latah County Sheriff Wayne Rausch.

Rausch says the audit is expected to be completed by next week and will then be turned over to Idaho State Police, who will continue the criminal aspect of the investigation for possible charges of grand theft.