In mid-March, I received a letter from my S.C. House Rep. Mary Tinkler stating that I had unclaimed funds in the Palmetto Payback Program Office, also called the unclaimed property office of the S.C. Treasurer.

Although I suspected that this was too good to be true, I followed Rep. Tinkler’s recommendation, first checking www.treasurer.sc.gov//unclaimed-property, and then submitting a claim form.

On March 30, I received a very nice check.

I have since asked Rep. Tinkler about this.

She advised that she learned about this program and then notified a number of people whose names appeared on the list.

She had no duty to do that. She just thought it would be the right thing to do.

So there is some good news coming out of our state government.

Joe Brockington

Brighton Road

Charleston