Idaho City clerk resigns during investigation

Posted at 10:57 AM, May 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-29 12:57:23-04

IDAHO CITY, Idaho (AP) -- A longtime Idaho City employee was suspended, then resigned her position as city clerk amid an investigation of misappropriation of public funds.

City officials and the Idaho State Police would not provide further details about their investigation of Tammy Ellsworth.

The Idaho Statesman Ellsworth worked for the city for about 14 years.

Two cases of missing money from the Boise County clerk's office in Idaho City came to light last year. In October, former County Clerk's Office employee Rana Klingner was charged with two felony counts of grand theft.

About a month later, $1,700 in cash went missing as it was being transferred from the county clerk's office to the treasurer's office. Two employees -- one in the clerk's office, the other in the treasurer's office -- were later fired.