A former Bradley County, Tenn., finance department employee is under investigation for allegedly using county funds for personal use.

The employee, who resigned last week and has not been identified, has been under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation since July 11 in response to a request from the 10th Judicial District Attorney's Office, TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm said.

The employee has been alleged to have used "several thousand dollars" in county funds to buy office supplies and have those items shipped to the employee's home address, Helm said.

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