A former Traverse City Area Public Schools employee is accused of embezzling thousands of dollars.
The former West Middle School administrative assistant is not being named because she has not yet been charged.
The interim superintendent says the investigation started earlier this year when someone noticed a district credit card was being used improperly. They spoke with the employee and she indicated it was a mistake.
Later, more money appeared out of place. District officials approached her again, then she resigned.
Since then, the district along with an external company have reviewed hundreds of documents.
In all, the superintendent says about $50,000 dollars was stolen from the district.
Now, the sheriff's department and ultimately the prosecutor will decide whether or not to bring charges.