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Chatham Co. Sheriff’s Office sets deadline for unclaimed commissary money

(Source: Chatham Co. Sheriff's Office Facebook page) (Source: Chatham Co. Sheriff's Office Facebook page)
CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Nearly $13,000 in unclaimed commissary money is sitting at the Chatham County Sheriff's Office for the past seven years.

Sheriff John Wilcher issued a notice to citizens that they have two months to claim the cash. If it's not claimed, the money will be turned over to the Georgia Department of Revenue.

Tuesday, Sheriff Wilcher mailed out 110 letters, informing those folks that the claim period ends October 23.

"You come to jail and your friend or your mother or father, somebody comes in and leaves money on the books for you to buy commissary - honey buns, crackers or drinks or whatever. That's what this is off of. It's called the inmate commissary fund,” said Sheriff Wilcher.

Again, that 60 day period ends in October.

Sheriff Wilcher says you can sign the letter and bring your I.D. to the sheriff's office to claim the cash.

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