More than $20,000 has been reported missing by doctors at a Hilton Head Island medical office.
The discovery followed a financial audit at Heritage Medical Center that showed "irregularities on the books going back several years," Sgt. Robin McIntosh of the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.
A further financial review by sheriff's investigators indicates more than $20,000 has vanished from the clinic, McIntosh said.
Details are scant because the investigation is active, she said. Attempts Thursday to reach doctors at Heritage Medical Center were unsuccessful.
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No charges have been filed, and no arrests have been made, McIntosh said.
"All I can say right now is that they're working on it," she said.
A Sheriff's Office incident report says that on March 5, "Dr. William Petty and other members of the Heritage Medical Center reported a breach of trust at their practice."
Petty is a member of Heritage Medical Partners, a practice of internal medicine. Drs. Thomas Lenns, Paul Long, Michael Mayes and Andrew Binamira are also members of the group that operates the Heritage Medical Center on William Hilton Parkway.
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