YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The phone was ringing non-stop at the Mahoning County Treasurer’s office on Tuesday afternoon.
Most callers had the same problem.
“Saying that they did receive two bills, but one of them is not theirs. So they received one that they were supposed to receive and one that belongs to someone else,” Mahoning County Treasurer Daniel Yemma said.
He said the problem affects those who own two parcels of land or more. Those bills went out Monday from United Mail LLC, which has a contract with the county.
Yemma said the company will pay to re-print and re-send them.
“They have stepped up and are going to make it right. At their expense, which of course I insisted on,” Yemma said.
Joe Iberis of Struthers is one of thousands of people who got an incorrect bill, but he understands mistakes happen.
“I came down here to find out that a lot of people in the county had the same mistake done. So it happens. Glitches do happen,” Iberis said.
Yemma said no personal information is at risk. The bills only list what is available through public record.
But, he still advises residents to either throw away or shred the wrong paperwork.
Yemma said the new bills should be in the mail within the next three to five business days. They will still be due by Aug. 7.