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County recorder: $3,800 may have been accidentally thrown away

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BLACK HAWK COUNTY (KWWL)-- $3,800 dollars from the Black Hawk Recorder's Office may have ended up in a landfill.

Our coverage partners at the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier report county recorder Judy McCarthy notified authorities a white envelope with cash and checks went missing. She noticed that a recent bank statement showed no credit for the funds, which should have been deposited on March 12th.

McCarthy doesn't think it was stolen, but that the envelope may have been accidentally thrown away. Her office has recovered some of the money by contacting those who wrote checks But the cash is gone.

The office has now changed procedures for making deposits.

Watch the KWWL news Monday at 5 p.m. to find out what those changes entail.

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