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Tenn. auditor reports money missing from several counties

(WMC-TV) – A report from the state of Tennessee reveals that money is missing from several counties.

About $750,000 is not accounted for and numbers are not adding up for many counties throughout the state.

The auditor's report found that in Fayette County, the school food department did not follow proper food buying procedures and altered the timesheets of a part-time employee, resulting in the shortage of $177,629.93.

Three people were indicted as a result and all fines were paid. 

In Gibson County, the report said a highway department employee was stealing scrap metal. In McNairy County, official misconduct by a county worker resulted in the loss of money. In Hardeman County, fees collected by the solid waste department were not deposited into county accounts.

There have been indictments in those cases as well.

You can view the full auditor's report by clicking here.

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