Correction 9:40 a.m.: Fifth paragraph, year was incorrect; 2011 is correct.
NORWALK, Conn. – An employee in the town clerk’s office has been placed on leave while an investigation is conducted, City Hall officials confirmed Tuesday. According to a source, the investigation involves missing money.
Town Clerk Rick McQuaid confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Norwalk Police are involved in an ongoing investigation of the office, which began in late November 2012.
An employee has been on leave for about a month, he said, declining to provide a name.
Personnel Director James Hasselkamp confirmed that an employee is on leave. He would not divulge and further details. “It’s a personnel matter,” he said.
McQuaid was sworn in as town clerk Nov. 22, 2011, after winning the election to replace Town Clerk Andy Garfunkel, who resigned to run for mayor.
McQuaid did not say money was missing, just that there was an investigation, and an employee is on leave.
“I don’t know what the actual depth of it is,” McQuaid said. “I’m probably as shocked as anybody, but this was before I was around.”
NancyOnNorwalk has been provided a name by a source who has requested to remain anonymous.
“It appears she was suspended with pay, during an investigation. … The employees keep hearing that same story,” the source told NancyOnNorwalk. “Well, it turns out that she is out on suspension, yet she’s being paid during the investigation, although they keep pointing the finger at her.”