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Clerk in Knox County discovers $2.6M in old account

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An East Tennessee court clerk has discovered an old account that contains more than $2.6 million.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel ( reports Knox County could get about $1.3 million when the funds are distributed.

Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond recently found the closed account, which held partially paid court fees for half a century.

Hammond said when a person paid in full, the amount would be turned over to county and state authorities.

He says the only problem is he's not sure how much money should go to which entity.

Hammond said he and his staff are working with the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury's office to determine how much money needs to go where.

Hammond took the position with a goal to make the office more organized and efficient.

Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel,

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