Unclaimed cash swells to more than $100 million

The Indiana State Attorney General speaks about the state's unclaimed property program.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  More than $100 million has been turned over to the state in unclaimed property. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller was in Fort Wayne on Thursday to talk about about the state’s Indiana’s unclaimed property program. It includes unclaimed investment earnings, insurance proceeds and benefits, wages, and money from savings and checking accounts. 

The vast majority of unclaimed assets are not tangible, physical items. Abandoned vehicles and real estate are not part of the unclaimed property program.

According to the attorney gen, $25,289,096.00 is available to claim in northeast Indiana.

“For only the second time ever, more than $100 million dollars has been turned over to the state which means even more people have missing or forgotten money to claim,” Zoeller said. “With over $400 million to be claimed and more than $25 million in Northeast Indiana alone, it is my goal to make sure this money finds its way back to the rightful owners.”

To search for unclaimed property, visit https://indianaunclaimed.gov/. The  Indiana Unclaimed Property database is also available through a free mobile app, click here for the mobile app or search for ‘Indiana Unclaimed’ to find and download it.

The Attorney General’s office encourages business owners and charitable organizations to check regularly for unclaimed property.

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