A list of those in Erie County who have unclaimed money held by the state will appear in Tuesday's Register.
According to the Ohio Department of Commerce, unclaimed funds are money or rights to money that have been dormant or forgotten. Some common examples are dormant checking and savings accounts, forgotten rent and utility deposits, uncashed checks, undelivered stock certificates and uncashed insurance policies.
"There could be money sitting here with your name on it. Check the Erie County list to see if you, your family or your friends have unclaimed funds,” said David Goodman, Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce, in a statement. “This money can help Ohioans buy a tank of gas, pay off some bills, make a needed home repair or take a vacation.”
In Fiscal Year 2011, the Division paid 46,222 claims worth more than $60.9 million. The average claim was for $1,318.
The Erie County advertisement will include 1,117 unclaimed funds accounts worth $548,273.68. 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 Erie 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.
Erie County Information For All Accounts (Includes Those Being Advertised and Other Accounts):
Total number of Erie County accounts: 28,047
Value of Erie County accounts: $4,240,892.05
Anyone with questions about unclaimed funds can call the Division toll free at 1-877-644-6823 (OHIO UCF).