Treasurer McCord encourages police departments and offices to search and claim at patreasury.gov
Harrisburg – May 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Pennsylvania Treasury currently holds nearly $135,000 in unclaimed property belonging to law enforcement units, and during National Police Week, State Treasurer Rob McCord urged police departments and offices to visit patreasury.gov to find out if any belongs to them.
“National Police Week is an opportunity to honor America’s law enforcement community, and to show our support for the brave men and women who protect our communities,” Treasurer McCord said. “I can’t think of a better time to highlight the unclaimed property we hold for police departments and other law enforcement units. We stand ready to help them put this money back in their budgets to support their important work.”
Treasurer McCord asked his Return Team to identify unclaimed property that belongs to police departments like the Lancaster City Bureau of Police, Borough of Edwardsville Police, and Lower Salford Township Police Department, as well as organizations related to law enforcement and corrections like the PA Association of Probation Parole and Corrections in Harrisburg.
The nearly $135,000 the Treasurer highlighted today is just a fraction of the $2.2 billion in unclaimed property Treasury currently seeks to reunite with businesses, organizations, and citizens across the state. He encouraged everyone to search Treasury’s free unclaimed property database at patreasury.gov or call 1-800-222-2046. Searching and claiming property is always free through Treasury.
Often times, Treasurer McCord noted, holders will turn over unclaimed property to Treasury with misspelled or incomplete owner information. If a name is not found correctly spelled, the Treasurer suggested inverting a few letters or truncating the name. Treasury’s Return Team is available toll-free at 1-800-222-2046, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to help conduct a thorough search.
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. Since January 2009, the McCord Treasury has collected nearly $1.3 billion in property, returned more than $552 million to rightful owners, and generated about $738 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.
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