GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – A local woman has received $13,300 in victim restitution after being involved in a hit-and-run crash nearly 10 years ago.
The money was sitting in a fund at the Brown County Clerk of Circuit Courts Office since 2007. Clerk of Circuit Courts John Vander Leest was worried that the check would be uncashed and would have to be returned to the County General Fund, which is according to state law.
Vander Leest worked for several months to find Amanda Bricker, the victim who the money was meant for. Last week, a Brown County Sheriff’s deputy helped track down her current address and phone number.
Bricker said she is very thankful for their efforts and stressed the importance of keeping your address up-to-date with the court.
“To anybody out there who is a victim of any crime, or has restitution,” she said, “please make sure you give your new address, phone number. Call whoever: victim’s rights, the courthouse. Let them know where you’re at because miracles do happen.”
Clerk of Courts officials say victims of crimes should always update their address with their office or with the Victim Witness Program at the District Attorney’s Office.