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Ky. state treasurer returns more than $100 million in unclaimed property
Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach has returned more than $100 million in unclaimed property to its rightful owners in his six years in office. (April 12, 2014, Lexington Herald Leader.)

State treasurer shows off unclaimed property
The state treasurer gave a look at some of Missouri's unclaimed treasure Clint Zweifel Wednesday showcased some of the most personal items he safeguards in Unclaimed Property to the media.
(April 9, 2014, KSPR)

Get cash from your unclaimed property
Right now, $1 billion of unclaimed property waits for more than 3 million Washington residents. Unclaimed property includes forgotten paychecks, deposits, refunds, bank accounts and investments.
(April 9, 2014,

75 people with unclaimed property in Southern Idaho
Many Idahoan's names, for one reason or another, end up on the state's unclaimed property list.
(April 8, 2014, Times-News)

Alabama holding unclaimed property worth $500M
More than half a billion dollars is up for grabs says the Alabama State Treasury, which is in charge of unclaimed property.
(April 3, 2014, WSFA)

Treasurer: Refunds online for 3,900 LSU alums, former students defrauded by campus McDonald's
State Treasurer John Kennedy says 3,900 former Louisiana State University students can get refunds online for money lost to employee fraud at a McDonald's on campus.
(April 9, 2014, Daily Reporter)

PA Treasurer McCord: This trout season, don't forget to also go fishing for unclaimed funds
State Treasurer Rob McCord today highlighted some fishing-themed names in Treasury's free online database to encourage residents to find out if any of the $2.2 billion in unclaimed property Treasury holds belongs to them.
(March 31, 2014, Your Erie)

75 people with unclaimed property in Southern Idaho
Many Idahoan's names, for one reason or another, end up on the state's unclaimed property list.
(April 2, 2014, Times-News)

Red Cross regains unclaimed property
The American Red Cross is getting back nearly $10,000 in unclaimed property.
(April 3, 2014, KRCG)

Claiming unclaimed property
Some South Dakotans aren't relying solely on their income tax refund for a tidy financial windfall this spring. They're discovering long-forgotten or long-lost cash through the state treasurer's office.
(March 27, 2014, KELO)

Unclaimed funds await many Miss. residents
The state treasurer's office is pointing residents to the web to search for funds held in the unclaimed property program.
(March 31, 2014, WJTV)

I.R.S. takes a position on Bitcoin: It's property
The Internal Revenue Service may have just taken some of the fun out of Bitcoin. But that may mean that the virtual currency is growing up.
(March 25, 2014, The New York Times)

Ark. auditor planning unclaimed property auction
Arkansas Auditor of State Charlie Daniels is planning an eBay auction of unclaimed property. (March 27, 2014, KATV)

Unclaimed property inserts to be printed in W.Va. newspapers
Starting Thursday, the West Virginia State Treasurer's Office will publish lists of residents who have unclaimed property in the state.
(March 27, 2014, WSAZ)

Oklahoma treasurer searching for unclaimed property owners
Today could be your lucky day! The state treasurer has more than $518 million worth of unclaimed property that he is looking to reunite with more than 825,000 Oklahomans who are the rightful owners. (March 23, 2014, The Oklahoman)

Oregon auctioning unclaimed property
Bitcoin might be all the rage, but if you're into old-school currency the state next week will give you a chance to get a $20 bill from the Confederacy.
(March 26, 2014, The Herald)

OK Senate approves $40M for OKC Indian museum
A planned Native American museum along the banks of the Oklahoma River that has become a shuttered, unfinished curiosity in the state's capital city received a $40 million boost on March 4 from the Oklahoma Senate.
(March 27, 2014, Cherokee Phoenix)

Unclaimed property report to be published soon
More than 37,500 names were added to the Nebraska State Treasurer's unclaimed property list in 2013 and are included in the annual Unclaimed Property Report to be published in March and April in Nebraska newspapers, State Treasurer Don Stenberg said today.
(March 19, 2014, Fremont Tribune)

Inserts seek owners of W.Va. unclaimed property
State Treasurer John Perdue's office is using newspaper inserts this month in an attempt to locate people with unclaimed property.
(March 26, 2014,

Wyoming treasurer unites more than $300,000 with owners
State Treasurer Mark Gordon says his office recently helped reunite more than 1,400 people with more than $300,000 in unclaimed funds.
(March 26, 2014,

Treasury returns $188,000 in unclaimed property
The Louisiana Department of the Treasury refunded more than $188,000 in unclaimed monies at an Unclaimed Property Awareness and Refund The Tolls event this past Saturday at Oakwood Center in Gretna, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.
(March 14, 2014, Insurance News Net)

W.Va. unclaimed property website expanded
West Virginia is expanding the website of unclaimed property to include listings of $25 or more.
(March 11, 2014, Charleston Gazette)

Charlottesville businesses collect unclaimed property funds
An offer of free money is usually too good to be true, but several Charlottesville businesses learned today that money is being put back in their pockets thanks the Virginia Treasury.
(March 11, 2014,

Unexpected find nets woman $50K
Sharon Finn of Cranston had always heard about the Rhode Island Treasury's Unclaimed Property Division, but admits she never thought she would find money through it.
(March 12, 2014, Cranston Herald)

Chiang awarded Lawyer of the Year for protecting life insurance policyholders and beneficiaries
State Controller John Chiang will tonight be presented with an award for being a "Lawyer of the Year" by the California Lawyer magazine.
(March 11, 2014, Insurance News Net)

Is money waiting for you in unclaimed property?
$122 million. Said South Dakota Treasurer Richard Sattgast. A price tag like that, may sound fake. "Uh! It's totally exciting and it's also a little bit unnerving."
(Feb. 26, 2014,

How to use unclaimed property to find money
We all could use a little extra cash.
(Feb. 26, 2014,

You might have unclaimed property...
Democratic Senator John Tuttle, of Sanford, is urging Maine residents to check the state database for unclaimed property.
(Feb. 27, 2014, Sanford News)

Unclaimed cash could be just a call or click away
The Mississippi Treasury Department said it has a backlog of unclaimed property and money just waiting for someone to collect.
(Feb. 26, 2014, WAPT)

State Treasurer Fitzgerald has a vault full of gold for Iowans
State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald has a pot o' gold better than the one waiting at the end of the rainbow to give back to Iowans.
(Feb. 27, 2014, readMedia)

State Treasurer releases unclaimed property list
Every year the Office of the State Treasurer releases its annual list of unclaimed property, which consists of money and other personal assets that are considered lost or abandoned when an owner cannot be located.
(Feb. 24, 2014, Penobscot Bay Pilot)

California return-to-owner program hits $1.1 million
A new online claiming feature for unclaimed property has already resulted in nearly $1.1 million in payments with an average wait time of 10 days, says state Controller John Chiang.
(Feb. 24, 2014, Central Valley Business Times)

New Yorker leaves $1.7 million unclaimed
There's a New Yorker out there to whom $1.7 million is chump change.
(Feb. 22, 2014, New York Post

Anyone, including Girls Scouts, could have unclaimed property
While Nebraska's Girl Scouts are out selling cookies in the next couple weeks, they may want to stop by the Nebraska State Treasurer's Office, says state treasurer Don Stenberg. The treasurer's Unclaimed Property Division has more than $4,700 for Girl Scout and Brownie troops and similar organizations from across the state.
(Feb. 21, 2014,

Does your state owe you money?
There's about $42 billion in cash in state coffers waiting for the rightful owners to claim it. Could you be one of them?
(Feb. 13, 2014, AARP Magazine)

Lowcountry residents find money in unclaimed property program
The South Carolina State Treasurer's Office has more than $418 million it wants to return to taxpayers.
(Feb. 7, 2014, WCIV)

Claim forgotten money through state program
Dozens of Woodinville businesses and organizations have money waiting for them to claim. It sounds almost too good to be true, but businesses can claim their money through the Unclaimed Property Section of the state Department of Revenue.
(Feb. 11, 2014, The Woodinville Weekly)

Sweet success for unclaimed property auction on eBay
State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announces results of the unclaimed property eBay auction.
(Feb. 11, 2014, readMedia)

Farnham hosting mobile driver's services office and unclaimed property event
State Rep. Keith Farnham, D-Elgin, is inviting residents to a Secretary of State Mobile Driver Services event and an Illinois State Treasurer's I-Cash event.
(Feb. 13, 2014, Chicago Tribune)

8 on your side: Man allegedly tricked into becoming scammer
People can quickly get rich in Las Vegas, if luck is on their side. While fortune can strike in casinos, it rarely happens on Craigslist.
(Feb. 10, 2014, KLAS)

Unclaimed cash: Finding money the state owes you
At the state treasurer's office in Columbia, employees are giving away money as part of the state's unclaimed property program.
(Feb. 5, 2014, WCIV)

75 people with unclaimed property in Southern Idaho
Many Idahoans' names, for one reason or another, end up on the state's unclaimed property list.
(Feb. 4, 2014,Times-News)

State Treasurer suggests Girl Scouts, leaders check for unclaimed property
While Nebraska's Girl Scouts are out selling cookies in the next few weeks, they may want to stop by the Nebraska State Treasurer's Office.
(Feb. 3, 2014, KOLN)

PPB auctioning unclaimed property
Ever wonder what happens to property that goes unclaimed at the Portland Police Bureau? It gets auctioned.
(Jan. 29, 2014, KOIN)

Treasurer McCord: PA Treasury vault offers unique, convenient Valentine's Day gifts
Looking for a special gift for your Valentine? State Treasurer Rob McCord today reminded Pennsylvanians of a convenient and unique shopping option - Treasury's eBay auction for unclaimed property at
(Feb. 3, 2014, Real Estate Rama)

Missing money? State launches new online tool to make it easier to get your unclaimed property
Trying to make it easier to return $6.9 billion in "missing money" to millions of Californians, the state Controller's Office on Tuesday announced a new online tool for its unclaimed property program.
(Jan. 30, 2014, Sacramento Bee)

75 people with unclaimed property in Southern Idaho
Many Idahoans' names, for one reason or another, end up on the state's unclaimed property list.
(Jan. 28, 2014, Times-News)

Unclaimed property kiosk opens in St. Charles license office
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel has announced the placement of his Unclaimed Property Kiosk at the St. Charles Department of Revenue License Office at 2499 Raymond Drive.
(Jan. 27, 2014, Newsmagazine Network)

Millions in unclaimed property returned in 2013, up 66 percent from 2012
State Treasurer Don Stenberg announced Monday that more than $11 million in unclaimed property was returned in 2013.
(Jan. 27, 2014, NTV)

Unclaimed cash with Stanly County ties estimated at more than $749,000
One in eight North Carolinians have unclaimed property at the State Treasurer's Office.
(Jan. 28, 2014, The Stanly News)

Amidst cookie sales and Scout Week activities, PA Treasurer McCord highlights nearly $40,000 in unclaimed funds owed to Scout groups
Girl Scout Cookies are for sale and Boy Scout Week is approaching, so State Treasurer Rob McCord today took the opportunity to remind troops across the Commonwealth of a potential source of revenue they might not have known about - Treasury's unclaimed property program. (Jan. 27, 2014, Real Estate Rama)

Treasurer McCord visits 98th PA Farm Show as treasury seeks to return $440,000 in unclaimed property to ag organizations
Farmers, food manufacturers, equipment manufacturers and dealers, wineries, and agricultural youth organizations are among the groups that are owed more than $440,000 in unclaimed property, said State Treasurer Rob McCord as he visited the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show. (Jan. 18, 2014, The Carbondale News)

W.Va. treasurer's online auction stirs bidders
A trio of coins is stirring some interest in the West Virginia treasurer's office online auction of unclaimed property.
(Jan. 17, 2014, Herald-Dispatch)

Treasurer Fitzgerald has gift ideas for Valentine's Day in eBay auction
State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald just might have that one of a kind gift for your sweetheart. Fitzgerald will be hosting his next unclaimed property eBay auction beginning on January 30. "If you are looking for a unique gift for your Valentine, check out our eBay auction," Fitzgerald stated.
(Jan. 22, 2014, readMedia)

After 14 years, Kansas gets part of unclaimed U.S. Savings Bonds redeemed
After a 14-year battle waged by him and three predecessors, state Treasurer Ron Estes has gotten the federal government to redeem almost $862,000 worth of abandoned U.S. Savings Bonds.
(Jan. 15, 2014, The Kansas City Star)

Editorial: State moving in right direction on unclaimed bonds
Kansas Treasurer Ron Estes has more than earned his salary since he was elected in 2010. (Jan. 15, 2014, The Topeka Capital-Journal)

Treasurer's unclaimed property and college savings programs post substantial gains in 2013
Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford's Unclaimed Property Division returned over $139 million in assets and processed more than 70,000 claims in calendar year 2013. In addition, his College Savings Division has reached over $6 billion in total assets, with a record of more than 350,000 accounts.
(Jan. 15, 2014, Aledo Times Record)

PA Treasury returns $111 million in unclaimed property in 2013
The Pennsylvania Treasury returned $111 million in unclaimed property to rightful owners or heirs in 2013, the highest yearly return amount since the start of his administration, State Treasurer Rob McCord announced today.
(Jan. 15, 2014, Cision News)

Unclaimed property benefits Greene County United Way
Local United Ways throughout Pennsylvania, including the Greene County United Way, were highlighted by Treasurer Rob McCord's unclaimed property program with the presentation of a check for more than $14,000 to United Way of Pennsylvania's President Tony Ross.
(Jan. 2, 2014, Observer-Reporter)

Have an expired gift card? You can maybe get money back
The holiday shopping season is in full swing. Retailers are slashing prices, Black Friday shoppers are setting their alarms and family members are finishing their wish lists.
(Jan. 4, 2014, South County Mail)

You may be one of millions of Californians owed money by the state!
The State of California is currently in possession of more than $6.4 billion in Unclaimed Property belonging to approximately 21.5 million individuals and organizations.
(Jan. 5, 2014, Sierra Sun Times)

Bureau of Unclaimed Property may have a surprise stored for you
The state is counting on the fact there may be a bit of treasure hunter in all of us.
(Dec. 24, 2013,

Unclaimed property auction raises $285,000
This week's auction of the contents of some 750 abandoned safe deposit boxes raised more than $285,000, State Treasurer Ken Miller said.
(Dec. 20, 2013, Edmonds Sun)

Money Watchers: Treasury holds $250M in unclaimed property
Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina Raimondo's staff was at the Warwick Mall on Tuesday in an effort to try and unload the more than $250 million the treasury is holding in unclaimed properties.
(Dec. 17, 2013, NBC 10)

Successful unclaimed property auction on eBay
State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announces results of the unclaimed property eBay auction.
(Dec. 23, 2013, readMedia)

State Treasurer Sattgast Reports $125m in Unclaimed Property Receipts
State Treasurer Rich Sattgast released the state's November Unclaimed Property Receipts for the year, showing the state received $125 million in unclaimed property, far exceeding last year's estimate of $52 million.
(Nov. 12, 2103,

Louisville celebrates Veterans Day
Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach took take part in the Veterans Day Parade on Monday November 11 in Louisville. From 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Treasurer Hollenbach will help veterans and their families search for unclaimed property in a booth set up along the parade route on Main Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets.
(Nov. 11, 2013, WHAS11)

You may have unclaimed cash at
Many Arizonans have unclaimed treasures they don't even know exist. Plenty of companies will help you find it for a fee, but here's how discover your treasure yourself and keep it all.
(Nov. 6, 2013,

Do you have missing money?
Say you open a bank account while you're a college student and let the account go dormant when you move out of state and open a new account elsewhere. Or you leave a job and forget to cash your final check.
(Oct. 31, 2013, Yahoo Finance)

State looks for owners of $64 million in unclaimed property
The state Treasurer's office is currently in the middle of fall outreach efforts to alert Vermonters to search for unclaimed property.
(Nov. 5, 2013, Rutland Herald)

75 people with unclaimed property in Idaho
Many Idahoans' names, for one reason or another, end up on the state's unclaimed property list.
(Nov. 5, 2013, Times-News)

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Search for unclaimed property
The Office of the Indiana Attorney General maintains as part of the Attorney General's efforts to return unclaimed property to its rightful owners.
(Nov. 1, 2013, Times)

State treasury filled with eerie items
There's some "creepy" stuff in the treasurer's vault under the state capitol.
(Oct. 31, 2013, WQRF)

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