An investigation is ongoing into whether a former Alabama Industrial Development Training Institute employee used $240,000 in institute funds for personal use, according to the Department of Public Examiners.
An audit of the institute filed on Friday didn't name the former employee or which "authorities" are involved in the fraud investigation.
"An investigation is in process by Authorities regarding alleged fraudulent activity involving a former employee. The employee allegedly purchased over $240,000 worth of items using Institute funds for personal benefit. The investigation is still ongoing at the date of this report," Rachel Hamm of the Department of Public Examiners wrote in the audit.
A spokesperson for the Department of Commerce declined to comment.
The Alabama Industrial Development Training Institute is a division of the Department of Commerce established to build a healthy state economy by recruiting and training a skilled workforce to attract new industries to the state and expand existing industries.
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