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Unclaimed Property 2012

Another $200 million has arrived in Harrisburg since April 15. And it’s forgotten money just waiting to be found.

The funds came to the State Treasury as part of the annual reporting of unclaimed accounts, safety deposit boxes or seized property that banks, financial institutions, companies and police departments are required to turn over to the state on April 15 after the accounts have been abandoned for five years.

Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord pushes his staff to reach out and find the rightful owners of the property, but sometimes that is a virtually impossible task.

With the new influx of money and property that is still being processed it’s important to check for your name even if you did it last year.

Here is what you need to do: go to PaTreasury.gov and click on the Unclaimed Property section in the tool bar. Once there, just under the picture of the vault, you will see two blanks to enter your name. Fill in the spaces and hit submit.

If you find something to be claimed, the website will take you through the steps to file a claim.

If you do not have a computer, the case workers at PaTreasury.gov will do the search for you when you call 1-800-222-2046.

Click here to read & watch John Shumway’s full report!

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