Even in a tough economy, Cynthia Ivy has trouble giving away money.
The Medina County treasurer’s latest list of “unclaimed property” — dating back more than a decade — totals 160 individuals, companies and even a state agency, who are owed $2,352 in amounts ranging from 50 cents to $100.
The entity owed the most money by Medina County isn’t hard to find: the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. But Ivy has been stymied in attempts to get rid of the $253.95 for six remittances that represent the agency’s share of citation fees.
Checks sent to the agency’s San Antonio office on Rhapsody Drive have gone undeposited, she said, as did those hand-delivered to game wardens.
As with all such uncashed checks, Ivy sends a follow-up letter asking if the checks should be reissued. “After two to three reissuances of the check, we’ve just waited for them to contact us,” Ivy said.
TPWD employees, who this year issued a public appeal for donations to avert a budget crisis, said they’d look into the matter.