Bee County has thousands of dollars it would like to give back to people who had gone before the county judge over the years.

County Judge Stephanie Moreno tells 3News that a recent audit showed that the County Clerk's office was holding about $300,000 in cash bonds which were supposed to be given back to defendants once their cases were cleared.

"It's taking days to go through just 20, 25 at a time but we get to keep a 25 percent administrative fee," Stephanie Moreno said. 'So out of 300-thousand dollars, that's 15-thousand dollars that the County gets to keep."

According to Moreno, anyone who was accused of a misdemeanor crime and went before the County Judge over the past 20 years may still have money owed to them.

The county believes it will have the issue resolved and those who don't claim their money will have to later go to the Secretary of State to get the cash.

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