$29 million in unclaimed property returned to Hoosiers so far this year

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Friday was Unclaimed Property Day at the Indiana State Fair. But, you can check any time to see if you have unclaimed property or money that is being taken care of by the state attorney general’s office.

“So far this year, $29.8 million has been returned to Hoosiers, as of Aug. 12,” said Atty. Gen. Todd Rokita.

The website is www.indianaunclaimed.gov.

“Sometimes people pass on. They leave bank accounts that nobody knows about. Sometimes companies have some of your property, whatever it may be,” said Rokita. “Eventually it’s supposed to get to us and we hold it and we hold it and try to get it back to the people whose property it is.”

Rokita said his office, because they take care of property, and not just cash, ends up with a variety of peoples property.

“We end up collecting baseball cards and Roman coin collections,” he said. But, the goal is to get it back to whomever it belongs.

He said the AG’s office keeps it up to 25 years trying to find the rightful owner. After that it goes to the state treasury.

But, he said it’s worth a look to go to the website or visit the AG’s booth at the state fair.

“Somebody at the fair just last week, got $16,000.”

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