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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 6:15 am

Washington police are investigating allegations that the office manager of a local construction firm embezzled money from the company.

Police Chief Ken Hahn said the case was filed Friday with the prosecuting attorney’s office which declined to issue any charges until a full accounting of the company’s books is completed.

Hahn said detectives had determined that at least $37,000 had been stolen from the company and that the suspect admitted to the theft.

He said investigators suspect that more than $200,000 was taken from the company over the last two to three years.

The names of the company or the suspect won’t be disclosed until the prosecutor makes a decision on issuing charges, the police chief said.