Treasurer McCord: This Holiday Season, Treasury Has List of Pennsylvanians Owed Unclaimed...

Treasurer McCord: This Holiday Season, Treasury Has List of Pennsylvanians Owed Unclaimed Property, So Make Sure to Check it Twice

Treasury currently seeking the owners of $2.2 billion; search today at patreasury.gov

Harrisburg – December 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Santa Claus isn’t the only one with a list this holiday season, State Treasurer Rob McCord reminded Pennsylvanians today as he urged them to check the state’s unclaimed property list at patreasury.gov. The treasurer highlighted holiday-themed names in his department’s database to encourage residents to check the list (more than twice) to find out if Treasury holds lost or forgotten money and items for them or their family and friends.

“This holiday, what better way to spread good cheer than to find unclaimed property owed to loved ones and friends?” Treasurer McCord asked. “There’s a one-in-10 chance Pennsylvanians have unclaimed property, so visit patreasury.gov today where you can search and claim for free.”

Treasurer McCord noted there are thousands of holiday-themed names in Treasury’s database and highlighted several below. He encouraged Pennsylvanians who recognize one of these names to call Treasury’s Return Team at 1-800-222-2046. Anyone can search for unclaimed property and initiate a claim online via Treasury’s database at www.patreasury.gov.

Teetra Bell, Philadelphia
Rosemarie Carol, Lansdale
Linda Chestnut, Highspire
Dewin Christmas, Reading
Luella Claus, Pittsburgh
Helen Frost, Pottsville
Wilda Garland, Avonmore
Clyde Gift, Harrisburg
Ronald Holiday, Blairsville
Marjorie Holly, Holland
Mia Jolly, Roslyn
Harvey Noel, New Florence
Steven Present, Meadowbrook
Kimberly Santa, Pittsburgh
Samuel Sleigh, Cheswick
Norman Snow, Fort Washington
James Stocking, Lebanon
Maurice Tannenbaum, Gladwyne
Sophie Winter, Erie
Jamie Yule, Nescopeck

The treasurer dispelled the notion that only individuals can have unclaimed property. “Treasury holds unclaimed property for many organizations and businesses, like Christmas Tree Hill in York, Gingerbread Café in Rimersburg, Elf Forest Products, Inc. in Ridgway, Rudolph Group Inc. in Doylestown, and Evergreen Motors in Indiana,” he said.

Each year, Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property – money from items such as abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, and contents of safe deposit boxes. Treasury is currently seeking the owners of $2.2 billion in unclaimed property, all of which is searchable via www.patreasury.gov.

Since January 2009, the McCord Treasury has collected more than $1.4 billion in property, returned more than $623 million to rightful owners, and generated about $778 million for the state’s General Fund through the Unclaimed Property Program.

To learn more about Pennsylvania’s Unclaimed Property Program or to search for property, visit www.patreasury.gov or call 1-800-222-2046.

Media contact: Elizabeth Foose, 717-787-2991 or

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