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State Treasurer Fires Employee Under Investigation (Jun 20, 2011)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - State Treasurer Ken Miller has fired his office's internal auditor.

Miller spokesman Tim Allen says LaTisha Reid was dismissed on Friday. She had been with the treasurer's office for about six years. Allen says he doesn't know why Reid was told she was being dismissed.

Earlier this week, Miller placed an unidentified employee on administrative leave and requested a criminal investigation of the worker following allegations of wrongdoing. But Allen wouldn't confirm whether Reid is the subject of the investigation.

Miller has asked the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the Attorney General's Office to look into the allegations. He has also launched an internal investigation.

Miller says his office is assessing its accounting systems and procedures for tracking funds to ensure that public funds remain secure.

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