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Unclaimed Funds List to Appear in March 20 Geauga County Maple Leaf
March 14, 2014 by Staff Report | No Comments

Division wants to reunite county residents with their forgotten money.

Ohio Department of Commerce Director Andre T. Porter urges Geauga County residents to join in the 2014 Unclaimed Funds Treasure Hunt by checking the Geauga County Maple Leaf on March 20.

Ohio Department of Commerce Director Andre T. Porter urges Geauga County residents to join in the 2014 Unclaimed Funds Treasure Hunt by checking the Geauga County Maple Leaf on March 20.

By checking the newspaper advertisement insert, readers can find out if they are entitled to unclaimed funds turned over to the Ohio Division of Unclaimed Funds in the past year.

Unclaimed funds are money or the rights to money that have been dormant or forgotten. Some common examples include dormant checking and savings accounts, forgotten rent and utility deposits, uncashed checks, undelivered stock certificates and uncashed insurance policies.

“The Department of Commerce Division of Unclaimed Funds is committed to reuniting Ohioans with their hard-earned money. Check the Geauga County list to see if you, your family or your friends have unclaimed funds,” said Porter. “This money can help Ohioans buy a tank of gas, pay off some bills, make a needed home repair or even expand a business which means jobs for Ohioans.”

In Fiscal Year 2013, the unclaimed funds division paid 53,580 claims worth approximately $69.2 million. The average claim was for $1,292.

The Geauga County advertisement will include 1,236 unclaimed funds accounts worth $584,774.54.

The advertised accounts, each valued at $50 or more, were turned over to the division within the past year for individuals whose last known address was in Geauga County.

The advertised names will appear in alphabetical order by the owner’s last known city and then in alphabetical order by the owner’s last name.

A list of unclaimed funds accounts also will be available on the Department of Commerce’s Online Treasure Hunt website, www.unclaimedfundstreasurehunt.ohio.gov, along with forms for individuals and organizations to use in claiming their money.

Geauga County Information For All Accounts (Includes Those Being Advertised and Other Accounts):

Total number of Geauga County accounts: 28,372
Value of Geauga County accounts: $3,201,139.66

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