Billions of dollars worth of unclaimed funds sit in Columbus, Frankfort, Indianapolis, and other state capitals and you might be the rightful owner of some of it.
Even if you don’t think Connecticut has any cash or property that belongs to you, you can easily find out. For example, I was surprised to find that the credit union I once belonged to owed me over $100.
Every year thousands of New Yorkers find money in their name on the NYS Comptroller’s unclaimed funds website. But we found many local governments are not always cashing in on the unclaimed cash.
Millions of dollars is just sitting there and some of it could be yours. Pennsylvania State Treasurer Stacy Garrity says her office has located $110 million in money and valued items belonging to current and past residents of Bucks County.
The Office of the State Treasurer’s unclaimed property fund holds nearly $1 billion in abandoned money. Under state statute, the treasurer’s office takes control of the funds until they can be returned to their owner. Unclaimed property includes uncashed or deposited checks, abandoned bank accounts and other so-called missing money.