The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the disappearance of about $117,000 from the town of Ridgeland.
The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported that a clerk in Ridgeland's water and sewer department has been suspended without pay during the investigation.
Mayor Gary Hodges would not talk about the investigation and referred questions to SLED.
SLED spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons says agents are investigating financial irregularities concerning a town employee at the request of the town. Timmons would not elaborate.