A San Luis Obispo County employee being investigated for alleged misuse of county funds.
The employee, who has not been identified due to “confidentiality restraints,” works for the information technology department, according to a county spokesperson.
On Tuesday, the county announced that both a criminal and internal investigation were underway for “the potential misuse of county funds for personal purchases,” according to a news release.
SLO County District Attorney’s Office stated that based on evidence uncovered by investigators, the employee was put on administrative leave that same day after investigators served a search warrant at the employee’s home and office
The internal investigation a few weeks ago and the employee works in a mid-level position in the department, according to the spokesperson.
The District Attorney’s Office is handling the bulk of the investigation, but the county is also conducing its own internal investigation to uncover the extent of the alleged misuse of funds, the spokesperson said.
“Those investigations will assess the extent of any criminal wrongdoing and appropriate personnel actions,” according to the public news release.