Cottage Grove investigates alleged theft of city money

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. - A city employee exploited a weakness in a computer system to embezzle money, Cottage Grove officials said Monday.

City Manager Richard Meyers said an internal investigation started January 16a fter staff discovered problems with city utility accounts.

So far, investigators believe a city employee exploited a weakness in the computer system to embezzle money.

Meyers did not say how much money was taken but said private, personal info was not in danger.

The employee was placed on administrative leave at the time and is not employed by the city at this time.

The Cottage Grove Police Department is leading the investigation.

This is a developing story