Here's a Fun Search Tool from to Find Out if Cuyahoga County Owes You Any of the $7 Million They Just Stumbled Upon!

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News broke this morning that Cuyahoga County is sitting on roughly $7 million in unclaimed funds from overpaid court costs. An internal audit uncovered the money this summer, thought to be a result of sloppy record keeping over the course of the past thirty years.

Good news is, the money can be reclaimed.

Here's a nifty tool to find out if you're owed anything from the County. reports that most of the values are under $100 — so it's unlikely you'll be able to take that luxury cruise you've been saving up for with the payout, but the good folks at NEOMG did estimate that as many as 180 people or entities could receive upwards of $2,500.

If you are owed money, you must fill out this easy inquiry form to get the ball rolling.

County Executive Ed Fitzgerald and Clerk of Courts Andrea Rocco will be answering questions at a press conference later in the day.

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Sam Allard

Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
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