By Brad Segall
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – Pennsylvania’s treasury is holding tens of millions of dollars that state officials say belongs to people in Montgomery County. All you have to do, they say, is check the list to see if your name is on it.
State Treasurer Rob McCord was in Montgomery County for two reasons, to present the county with a check for nearly $50,000 that’s been sitting in the treasury and to remind people they may have unclaimed property waiting for them as well.
Each year, McCord says, Treasury receives millions from abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks and contents of safe deposit boxes.
“Just here in Montgomery County, we returned roughly $9-million last year. There’s $77-million still waiting to be claimed just from people who reside or organizations who reside in Montgomery County.”
More than $13,000 returned to the county belongs to the Sheriff’s Office and the Office of Domestic Relations. McCord urged residents to search for unclaimed property at www.patreasury.gov.