The Goal: Return $14 Billion Unclaimed Funds to Their Rightful Owners

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli will be sending staff from his office to several events throughout the state of New York this month to assist residents in searching for lost and forgotten funds.

“I encourage everyone to come out to the community events to search for money that may be waiting for you,” DiNapoli said. “We return more than a million dollars a day to residents across the state, but we want to do more. It’s your money, we want to give it back.”

According to the Office of State Comptroller’s website, “unclaimed funds is more than $14 billion in lost and forgotten money dating back to the 1940s. The money comes from old bank accounts, utility deposits, uncashed checks, insurance claims, stocks and other sources that have been dormant for a number of years.”

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