A North Carolina commission may pay out about $1.4 million to reimburse crime victims for out-of-pocket expenses they incurred related to crimes committed against them.
The Crime Victims Compensation Commission heard a total of 116 claims at its meeting this week in Raleigh.
Seven of the claims, worth about $162,000, were held over from December’s meeting, pending further investigation. Victims get money soon after a reimbursement request has been approved.
Established in 1983, the Crime Victims Compensation Commission reimburses victims for medical bills, lost wages and other out-of-pocket expenses related to the crimes against them.