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Officials Investigating Treasurer's Office

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Amherst Co., VA - A criminal investigation is underway into the Amherst County Treasurer's office.

A judge ordered the investigation last month to look into possible criminal wrongdoing before the new treasurer took over on January 1.

A turn over audit was supposed to be completed before the new treasurer took over, but it still isn't available to the public.

Evelyn Martin lost her re-election bid to Garry Friend last year. The board of supervisors criticized her claiming she was five months behind on balancing the books.

The Charlottesville Commonwealth's attorney has been assigned as special prosecutor in this case.

His office last week confirmed there is an active investigation but could not comment until it's completed.

We'll be sure to let you know as soon as we get more information.

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