MONROE, La. (AP) — The 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office continues its review of the LouisianaState Police's investigation into alleged payroll fraud within the city of Monroe.

The News-Star reports the case involves alleged improprieties of the city's engineering department's payroll practices.

District Attorney Jerry Jones requested State Police investigate the case in December after Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera found improprieties after reviewing the city's engineering department's payroll practices.

Purpera's findings indicated engineering director Sinyale Morrison may have violated state laws when she hired Ricardo Nance and paid him for services he may not have actually rendered.

The audit says Nance, who was not qualified for the position to which he was promoted, also may have violated state law if he didn't work the overtime hours for which he was paid.