PA Treasurer McCord: This Trout Season, Don’t Forget to Also Go Fishing for Unclaimed Funds
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PA Treasurer McCord: This Trout Season, Don’t Forget to Also Go Fishing for Unclaimed Funds

$2.2 billion up for claim in Treasury’s free unclaimed property database at patreasury.gov

Harrisburg – April 1, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Anglers will soon be heading to Pennsylvania’s more than 85,000 miles of streams and rivers as Trout Season kicks off across the commonwealth. State Treasurer Rob McCord today highlighted some fishing-themed names in Treasury’s free online database to encourage residents to find out if any of the $2.2 billion in unclaimed property Treasury holds belongs to them.

“During Trout Season, Pennsylvanians hope to fill their nets with freshly caught fish,” Treasurer McCord said. “I want to remind Pennsylvanians that they can also fill their wallets with their lost or forgotten money and items year round – simply visit Treasury’s free, searchable unclaimed property database at www.patreasury.gov.”

The Treasurer noted that there are hundreds of Trouts, Fishes and Hooks listed in the unclaimed property database as well as a few less common names related to the sport, like:

James H. Bait, Saltsburg
Rudy Freshwater, Slippery Rock
Catherine S. Line, Carlisle
Patricia Permit, Philadelphia
William Pole, Lansdale
Amos Reel, Coatesville
Gracie River, Belle Vernon
Antoinette Rod, Rochester
Bette Water, Harrisburg

It is a misconception that only individuals can have unclaimed property, something Treasurer McCord proved by noting that businesses like Fishing Creek Transport in Orangeville, Tackle Shop in Harrisburg, and Boat World Inc. in Aliquippa, all have property waiting for them at Treasury.

“We want to help James Bait of Saltsburg and Boat World Inc. in Aliquippa put their money back in their wallet, but even if your name isn’t as outdoor-themed, there is still a one-in-10 chance that you will find unclaimed property waiting for you at www.patreasury.gov,” Treasurer McCord said. “Call our Return Team at 1-800-222-2046 or initiate a claim online – we look forward to helping you claim what is yours!”

Each year, Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property – things such as abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, and contents of safe deposit boxes. Treasurer McCord’s Return Team is working hard to locate the rightful owners of $2.2 billion in unclaimed property, all of which is searchable via Treasury’s free online database at www.patreasury.gov.

Since January 2009, the McCord Treasury has collected more than $1.1 billion in property, returned more than $532 million to rightful owners, and generated about $617 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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