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story.lead_photo.caption Moniteau County Assessor Amanda Trimble, who reportedly has resigned her elected position, is shown speaking Nov. 21, 2019, at the Moniteau County Republican Club meeting at Nic Nac Cafe in California, Mo. Photo by Liz Morales / California Democrat.

Moniteau County Assessor Amanda Trimble has stepped down from her position amid allegations of misuse of taxpayer funds and an ongoing investigation of her conduct.

The Missouri State Auditor's Office received a whistleblower complaint Nov. 18 regarding Trimble. The office's Public Corruption and Fraud Division is currently reviewing these allegations, according to Press Secretary Steph Deidrick.

Moniteau County Presiding Commissioner Mac Finley said there also is a law enforcement investigation into Trimble's conduct in progress; he declined to comment further.

Moniteau County Sheriff Tony Wheatley also independently confirmed an investigation is taking place and declined to comment further.

Finley confirmed Trimble has not submitted a letter of resignation to him, nor has she done so with the governor's office, which also confirmed no such communication had been received.

This article was updated at 4:45 p.m. Dec. 5, 2019, with additional details.

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