UNDERWOOD, Md. (DC News Now) — Montgomery County Public Schools said it is investigating at least two people after an audit uncovered more than $1 million in mishandled funds.

The audit looked at records from October 2017 through November 2021.

A deeper audit was ordered after an initial one found hundreds of suspicious transactions within the MCPS transit division. Gift cards, furniture, and other goods were shipped to an employee and charged on a company card.

The audit found $1.2 million off-the-books. resulting in two employees being fired pending further investigation.

The Montgomery County Department of Police is involved in the investigation.

MCPS managed to recover more than $800,000 of the off-the-books money as of Oct. 5.