Took a look through a Freedom of Information request with what Jack Franks’ “Communications Specialist” got from the State Treasurer’s Office that led to the Northwest Herald’s February 24th story that, what, $134,000 of county money was lying unclaimed in Springfield.
Forwarded the information to our County Treasurer, Glenda Miller, and this was her reply:
As for the I-Cash monies…most if not all of these funds are unclaimed funds that were submitted to the State by County Offices per the Unclaimed Property Annual Filing requirements.
For instances, my office submits unclaimed
- r/e [real estate] refunds
- Deposit of Order of Court, and
- Condemnation that are 7 years or prior
They are not County monies.
Isn’t there some aphorism that advises something that sounds too good to be true probably is?