Moline Council votes to move forward with theft investigation of city worker

MOLINE, Illinois -- Council members have decided to move forward with an outside investigation to either prove or disprove allegations regarding theft and misconduct by a Moline city employee.

The special meeting was held Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8 a.m. at City Hall.

After hearing public comment, one council member noted that the investigation should be "much less" than $120,000, but that an investigation was necessary.

"We have to do this correctly," he said.

On Wednesday, September 27, Council made a motion to secure electronic and paper documents in preparation for a forensic audit. They also outlined who would serve as the contacts for the investigation and which agency would conduct the audit.

Funds for the audit will come from the 2016 and 2017 General Fund Contingency.

Click here to see the meeting's agenda. 

There has not been word yet as to who the person is or which department they work for.