Director of Finance for Karonga District Council Sanderson Nyirenda has been suspended for allegedly stealing K3.7 million.
Chairperson for the council Patrick Kishombe confirmed the suspension of Nyirenda.
Nyirenda is alleged to have stolen about K3.7 million from local revenue since January this year.
Kishombe said the council noted of the theft of public funds through investigations that were instituted by the district financial service committee.
The incident is said to have affected the operations of the council as it failed to pay salaries of its direct employees as well as utility bills for three months within the stated period.
Nyirenda is said to have abused his position by misusing K1.8 million from local revenues and K2.6 million for water and electricity bills.
He has been suspended for unspecified period in order to pave way for their investigation.