Hoke County opens internal investigation into payroll irregularities
Hoke County officials will conduct an internal investigation in addition to an investigation by state police into alleged payroll irregularities that briefly shut down county offices last month and led to the resignation of one employee and the firing of another.Posted — Updated
In a news release on Wednesday, Hoke County officials announced their own investigation into the case. An outside accounting firm was hired to assist the investigation.
County officials said they will also reinstate an employee who first reported the irregularities to law enforcement, calling the employees firing "shortsighted." Once reinstated, the employee will be placed on administrative leave with full pay and benefits pending the conclusion of the county's investigation.
The employee's identity was not released.
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