LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles drivers who have successfully fought a ticket and are still waiting on a refund can now search for their names on a new list posted online by the city’s Department of Transportation.
A total of $56,304.23 to 1,077 drivers remains unclaimed for uncashed bail refund checks issued between Sept. 1, 2007, and Aug. 31, 2008, according to the list.
The list was posted Monday after outcry following the City Council’s decision to shift that money into the city budget without notifying the drivers who were owed the money. The City Council has since asked transportation officials to do more to let people know about the refunds.
The amounts owed range all the way from a dollar to $411, which is owed to a Steven Cranston for a check issued on Nov. 28, 2007.
The list may have some problems. City officials say the total amount owed is $56,304.23, but the posted amounts total $54,238.23. The second biggest check is owed to a person labeled “Park LaBrea Resident,” which a DOT spokesman says was a mistake, according to the Los Angeles Times.