|Readers may want to look at unclaimed funds listing|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Monday, 19 August 2013 10:01|
Wood County residents have unclaimed money waiting to be collected.
An advertisement detailing those listed in the state's 2013 Unclaimed Funds Treasure Hunt will appear in the Sentinel-Tribune on Tuesday. By checking the newspaper advertisement, 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.
"There could be money sitting here with your name on it. Check the Wood County list to see if you, your family or your friends have unclaimed funds," Ohio Department of Commerce Director Andre T. Porter stated in a news release. "This money can help Ohioans buy a tank of gas, pay off some bills, make a needed home repair or take a vacation."
The division paid 53,580 claims worth approximately $69.2 million in fiscal year 2013. The average claim was for $1,292. There is no deadline for submitting a claim.
The Wood County advertisement will include 1,766 unclaimed funds accounts worth $972,085.34. 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 Wood County.
Total accounts for Wood County, including those less than $50, is 35,364 at a sum of $4,374,543.41.
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, along with forms for individuals and organizations to use in claiming their money, is available on the Department of Commerce's Online Treasure Hunt website, www.unclaimedfundstreasurehunt.ohio.gov.
Those without Internet access can write to the Division of Unclaimed Funds and provide the full names to be researched, along with the counties in which the people might have resided. The division's address is 77 S. High St., 20th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215. Anyone with questions about unclaimed funds can call the division toll-free at 1-877-644-6823.
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