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The woman, 81 years old had no idea that her husband owned a number of municipal bonds, which went to the state after his death.
Because of the dollar size, state officials tracked the woman down and contacted her, "It was such a large amount of money that our office contacted her," said Ron Giordan, a spokesman for the state treasury.
The woman declined to comment.
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treasurer: Unclaimed Money: Missourian gets $25,000 surprise! - 11/13/11 10:29 AM
A Missouri resident got a very nice surprise after she received a phone call telling her that she should search for missing money that may belong to her from some of the sites that can be found on the Internet. Her name is Roberta Allen and after searching, found that she was owed money, but didn’t know how much. After she applied for the unclaimed money, she received a check in the mail and was in shock at the amount. She was staring at a check in the amount of just over $25,000. The check was over $25,000. To see (2 comments)
treasurer: Unclaimed Money: Missouri money - 11/11/11 11:49 AM
Missouri is currently holding more than $600 million in unclaimed money. It's stated that 1 in 10 Missourian's are owed money. State Treasurer, Clint Zweifel wants Missourian's to have their money and has given back around $95 million in the last year. Go here http://www.fox2now.com/videogallery/65964101/News/Missouri's-Unclaimed-Property to see video. You can go to www.MissingMoney.com and www.Unclaimed.org and see if there is any money there for you. Some examples of unclaimed property currently held by the treasurer’s office include: money in inactive savings and checking accounts; unpaid wages or commissions; stocks, bonds and mutual funds; money orders and bill overpayments; paid-up life insurance policies; safety (0 comments)
The state of Ohio has approximately $1.4 billion in unclaimed funds in their stash and they want to pay it out.. Recently there has been an onslaught of payouts due to heavy reporting by the news media about all the money that the state is holding. As a matter of fact, they have reported a 40% increase in filed claims and a 36% higher payout for recent months compared to the same time last year. The state paid out $14.6 million in 14,473 claims so far this fiscal year. To help balance the state budget this year, the Ohio (2 comments)
treasurer: Unclaimed Money: Comptroller DiNapoli of NY wants you to have your money - 11/01/11 08:09 AM
The state comptroller of New York, Thomas DiNapoli is pushing hard to let New Yorkers know that they can go to the state’s website http://www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf/index.htm so they can get their piece of $11 billion that New York is holding in unclaimed funds. They’re going so far as to holding statewide events to let New Yorker’s know that they have this money and some of it may belong to them. If you don’t have web access or just want to talk to someone, you can call toll free 800-221-9311. Their website also has information about how to claim the money. If you've (0 comments)
treasurer: Unclaimed Money: West Virginia has it for you! - 10/28/11 10:05 AM
John Perdue is the State Treasurer for the state of West Virginia. This year, alone, his office has returned $14 million in unclaimed property, which is a record since Treasurer John Perdue took office in 1997. "My wife was watching Clark Howard on national TV, we went to the national unclaimed funds website and she found that I had a couple partials there. So, she downloaded the forms, we filled them out, sent them to the state and here we are," explained Scott Huggins, who was at the workshop to receive his unclaimed property check directly from Purdue. "Well, the message (0 comments)
The State Treasurer for Illinois, Dan Rutherford is going to hold 16 Cash Dash events throughout DuPage County from Oct. 4-6. This is to help local residents see if state of Illinois is holding any money or unclaimed property entitled to them. Currently, the state has just over $1.5 billion dollars in cash as well as all the contents from safety deposit boxes that have been considered dormant and/or abandoned for at least 5 years. The Cash Dash program Has been instituted to help reunite owners with their unclaimed property and money. On average, the Cash Dash program returns about (0 comments)
treasurer: Unclaimed Money: Illinois Cash Dash gives back $19 Million - 09/15/11 08:44 AM
The Illinois Cash Dash program is going strong! State Treasurer, Dan Rutherford is going around the state to promote the 50-year-old program so that those people who hear about it will check to see if they can claim their part of the $1.4 Billion dollars that it is currently holding. The program is seeing quite a bit of success – they have given back over $19 million dollars to the rightful heirs since July 2010 to today. That’s a 58% increase over last year. The program is funding by the interest the state collects on the money it holds since they (0 comments)
treasurer: Unclaimed Money: Massachusetts - 09/15/11 08:44 AM
If you live in the state of Massachusetts, you might be able to claim part of the more than $61 million the state has identified as unclaimed property in the last six months. Steven Grossman, the Treasurer of Massachusetts who oversees the Unclaimed Property Division says “Every year, thousands of people are surprised to find out that they have a claim to funds that have been misplaced or simply forgotten, It’s not the state’s money - it belongs to the citizens of the commonwealth. We want to take every step possible to get unclaimed property back into the hands of its (0 comments)
treasurer: Unclaimed Money: Michigan - 09/12/11 08:35 AM
The state of Michigan has money that may belong to you. A simple check of their state's website and a few of the national sites available, may reveal that there is money waiting there for you. Aretha Franklin (yes, the singer) has 67 links for money that is owed to her. She know about the funds, but just hasn't gotten around to it yet. Do you have money out there for you that you haven't claimed yet?
Do You Have Unclaimed Money or Property?: MyFoxDETROIT.com Michigan Department of TreasuryUnclaimed Property DivisionP.O. Box 30756Lansing, MI 48909Phone: (517) 636-5320Fax: (517) 322-5986E-mail: TreasUPD@michigan.gov (1 comments)
treasurer: Unclaimed Money: Kansas - 09/12/11 08:18 AM
Kansas has been spreading the word about its $221 million dollars sitting in its treasury by using media. They (the state) feels that many people still do not believe that money could exist for them. The state of Kansas currently has over 1,200,000 records in which state agencies must manage because they all have varying amounts of money that is owed to people that still live or Kansas or once have. This is a growing concern for the Kansas state treasury, as the dollar amounts keep growing. Kansas desperately wants to familiarize people with the concept of unclaimed money and (0 comments)
treasurer: Unclaimed Money: Florida's auction - 09/08/11 10:40 PM
On September 16th and 17th you will have the chance to buy at auction more than 34,000 items from Florida's Unclaimed Property vaults. The auction will be held in Ponte Vedra Beach at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa, 1000 PGA Tour Boulevard.
Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Atwater, announced that his office will be the one holding the 2011 auction. This auction is open to the public and all our encouraged to participate. Saturday, September 17th, the auction begins at 10:00 a.m. The public preview will be held on Friday, September 16th, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
treasurer: Unclaimed Money: Illinois Cash Dash - 09/08/11 07:55 AM
Illinois wants people to know that they may have some money coming to them. Today the state is going to be in Columbia and Chester If you're in Columbis, the event will be at 9:30 am through 12:00 pm today at The Market Place and if you're in Chester, the event will be from 2:00 pm through 4:30 pm. These events are being put on by state representative, Jerry Costello, II and the Office of the State Treasurer. The Cash Dash program was put in place to reunites Illinois residents with funds legally known as unclaimed property. These funds can be (2 comments)
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