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Athens police investigate library's finances

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Athens police sent subpoenas to obtain the library’s financial records. (Source: WAFF) Athens police sent subpoenas to obtain the library’s financial records. (Source: WAFF)
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - The numbers aren't adding up at the Athens-Limestone County Library, which led Athens police to investigate the library's financial records.

Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said the library's board of trustees brought this case to his attention in June, and now the investigation is zeroing in on one of the library's former employees.

Athens police sent subpoenas to obtain the library’s financial records.

“Once we get that back we will run it through with the accountants and see what’s proper and what’s not proper," said Johnson. "If there is anything that is improper, we will start interviews and go from there.”

Johnson said they have a person of interest in this case. He said that person is no longer working for the library.

“We do have at least one person we are looking at," said Johnson. "We’ll keep an open mind as we go through the records and hopefully it’s just one, but we’ll keep an open mind with it.”

Johnson said the investigation process may take several weeks. He said he’s not sure how far back the misuse of funds goes.

The accountant working this case had no comment, and the library's board president, did not return our calls.

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