2011-04-28 / Local & State

$135,000 Waiting To Be Reunited With Fulton County

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The Pennsylvania Treasury is holding at least $135,000 million in unclaimed property for Fulton County residents, State Treasurer Rob McCord said recently as he urged citizens here to read the April 28 edition of The Fulton County News to see if any of it may belong to them.

“Pennsylvania’s Treasury annually receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property from all sorts of entities – banks, insurance companies, retail stores, hospitals and government entities, for example. It’s our job to put that property back into the hands of their rightful owners,” said Mc- Cord.

“Last year, we returned $21,000 to Fulton County residents. This year, we have $135,000 in unclaimed property for people and employers that we believe live in or are based in Fulton County. We want to help them claim it!” added McCord.

Under Pennsylvania law, Treasury is required to publish the names of those owed property worth more than $250. For Fulton County, the names are published in this issue of The Fulton County News. The names published reflect the last known address for those individuals.

McCord said Treasury estimates that about 1 in 10 Pennsylvanians might have something waiting to be claimed, and he encouraged readers to search under friends’ names as well as their own. The Treasury has returned about $200 million in unclaimed property to approximately 150,000 rightful owners since January 2009.

“Even if you don’t see your name in the paper, you may have something, so it’s worth searching our online database at http://www.patreasury.org/, Mc- Cord said. “Searching is free, and you can do it at any time. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to claim what’s yours!”

Individuals who find their name on the advertised list or in the database may claim their property by calling toll-free at 1- 800-222-2046, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Treasury’s Return Team will be happy to assist in recovering property free of charge. Claims can also be initiated online at http://www.patreasury.org .

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