Law enforcement authorities say that Sedgwick County is the victim of fraud.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Wednesday that the resulting loss to the county government was about $566,000.

The sheriff's office was notified at about 5 p.m. Tuesday about the fraud.

Lt. Lin Dehning of the sheriff's office says the offense report shows the fraud occurred between Sept. 23 and Oct. 26, and that right now investigators are looking at the loss as one offense.

Dehning says the investigation is just beginning and that is all the information they have to release right now.

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