Unclaimed funds list to appear in Tuesday's Register

The Ohio Department of Commerce wants to return $4.2 million in unclaimed funds owed to Erie County residents.
Sandusky Register Staff
Sep 28, 2012


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).


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swiss family

since I am a firm believer is LESS government.. and it looks like it will take the work of LOTS of government employees.. I will volunteer to take the money and distribute it out accordingly.... I will not ask for any pay for my services , so it is a win/win offer in my opinion!!!


You can do this online. Just go look. If you have funds, go collect. Do they pay the SR for this? If so, then fine. Don't want to step on the SR toes, but if not, I am sure the SR can find something to put in there of equal importance.