MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) -— Ocala police say scammers posing as a local construction company doing business with the city got an employee to change information that sent $742,376 to a fraudulent bank account.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports a senior accounting specialist for the city of Ocala received an email in September that was believed to be from Ausley Construction. It included a form requesting the city to change Ausley’s banking information.

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A police report says the company submitted a legitimate invoice for work related to an airport construction project on Oct. 17. The city paid the invoice to the fraudulent account on Oct. 18.

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City officials say they’re unsure how the scammers gained access to the vendor numbers and other information.

An investigation continues.

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