UPDATE:  A former Grundy County roads superintendent has been indicted following a Tennessee Comptroller's Office investigation.

The comptroller's office said Hubert "Turkey" Hargis was indicted by a Grundy County grand jury on six counts of official misconduct.

He is due back in court on March 15.

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PREVIOUS STORY: The Tennessee Comptroller's Office said the Grundy County Highway Department misused county resources.

In a report released Thursday said, "the department has been performing work on private properties and cemeteries not allowed under state law."

Investigators said employees had been working on private farms and roads. The Highway Superintendent also helped with one of the projects, the report explained, but they could not determine if they received payment for their work.

State law does not allow county equipment, supplies or materials to be used for work outside of official county road purposes.

Investigators said the Highway Superintendent allowed employees to work on their personal cars in the garage during work hours, which state law also does not allow.

Investigators reviewed their findings with the district attorney for the Twelfth Judicial District.

If you suspect fraud, waste or abuse of public money in Tennessee, you are asked to call the Comptroller's toll-free hotline at 800-232-5454.