The Whitley County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating alleged improprieties in the Whitley County Auditor’s Office. Auditor Jennifer McGuire has been asked to take voluntary leave. She's in her second four-year term of office. She also serves as treasurer of the Indiana County Auditors’ Association. The auditor serves as secretary of the Board of County Commissioners and has the responsibility for keeping of accounts, and the issuance of warrants for the payment of claims allowed by the commissioners. The auditor also serves as secretary of the county council and is responsible for all documents, books, records, maps and papers deposited in the office. Because the county auditor is an elected position, the Indiana State Police are leading the investigation into possible misuse of funds, assisted by the county prosecuting attorney staff.