FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/5/13) – Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach wants to put unclaimed property back in its proper place! With “Treasure Finders” events in each community, he is visiting Pendleton, Harrison, Nicholas, Grant, Trimble, Owen and Kenton Counties in the coming weeks (see schedule below). Treasurer Hollenbach wants to help rightful owners “clean up” with more than $13 million in abandoned or lost property waiting to be claimed.
The Treasure Finder’s Program works with county officials and citizen volunteers to establish phone banks, review property listings, contact the rightful owners and advise them on how to proceed to claim their property.
“We roll-up our sleeves and work hard to return every dollar possible”, Hollenbach said.
Treasurer Hollenbach serves as custodian of all unclaimed property surrendered to the state that is presumed lost or abandoned. “Most of the properties are in the form of cash,” Hollenbach said, “from old insurance policies to stocks and bonds to leftover bank accounts. There are also more than 20-thousand unclaimed items stored in the Treasury vault including a Joe DiMaggio autographed baseball, some silver bullion, jewelry and gold coins. It’s our duty to help return these items to the rightful owners.”
Each year, the Kentucky Treasury returns millions of dollars in unclaimed property to Kentucky residents. Since 2008, under the proactive leadership of Treasurer Hollenbach and his Treasure Finder’s Program, the Treasury has returned a record $ 76-million in unclaimed property.
Searching for unclaimed property is as simple as the click of a mouse. All you need to do is visit www.kytreasury.com and click on the “Unclaimed Property Search” and then enter your name in the search box.
And now you can search nationwide by clicking on the “Missing Money” icon on the “Unclaimed Property Search” page. That link will provide you with access to a national unclaimed property database.
Treasure Finder Event Dates and Locations:
Friday, April 12, 2013
Pendleton County Court House
233 Main Street
Falmouth, KY 41010
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Harrison County Cooperative Extension Office
668 Newlair Road
Cynthiana, KY 41031
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Location – TBA
Friday, April 19, 2013
Grant County Court House
101 North Main Street
Willaimstown, KY 41097
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Location - TBA
Friday, April 25, 2013
Owen County Court House
100 North Thomas Street
Owenton, KY 40359
Information provided by Mark Pfeiffer
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