COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (21Alive) -- The Whitley County Prosecutor has announced an investigation of alleged improprieties by the Whitley County Auditor Jennifer McGuire The Whitley County Commissioners asked for the investigation and have said that it is now underway by the Indiana State Police. When the investigation concludes they will release the findings and take appropriate action. McGuire, a Republican, has been placed on a paid leave of absence pending the investigation. She was led off the premises by human resources earlier Friday afternoon. The Whitley County Auditor's Office had no comment on the investigation.