The Iowa Attorney General’s office is investigating the alleged misappropriation of funds by the Humboldt city administrator. Lorrie Bennett has been placed on paid administrative leave for a 30-day period into finding out the circumstances.

Attorney General’s spokesman Bob Brammer said that the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Attorney General’s office were notified by the Humoldt County Attorney’s office on Tuesday to investigate the matter with Bennett who also serves as the treasurer for the Mid Iowa Growth Partnership.

The partnership is a non profit economic development association for nine counties in north central Iowa. There has been no further information into the circumstances leading to Bennett’s investigation.

By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City