DECATUR, Ind. – The wrong Decatur got a check for nearly 178-thousand-dollars from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, and the right Decatur had to wait three months to see the money.
The city and county are about 100 miles apart.
The check was the final installment of the city of Decatur's flood recovery money, but it was sent to Decatur County in southern Indiana due to a paperwork error.
County officials say they reported the mix-up immediately when the check appeared in their accounts in March.
But the city of Decatur, about 20 miles south of Fort Wayne, didn't get the money until Monday.
Clerk-Treasurer Phyllis Whitwright says the city "kind of went in the red" because of the mistake.