West City, Ill. – An employee of the West City Water Department is on paid leave after an investigation into the department’s finances.

The West City Board of Trustees voted to place Water Clerk Jean Bragg on paid administrative leave Thursday.

No formal charges have been filed against Bragg. Franklin County State’s Attorney Evan Owens says he found out about the charges last Friday, shortly before a warrant was served by Illinois State Police for documents pertaining to an audit of last year’s financial records.