PA Treasurer McCord: It’s “Shark Week” – Take a Bite at Unclaimed Property


About 1 in 10 Pennsylvanians have unclaimed property; $1.9 billion waiting to be claimed

Harrisburg – August 17, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” programming has many viewers in its jaws this week, and State Treasurer Rob McCord today noted that several Pennsylvanians with shark-related names may be able to take a bite out of Treasury’s unclaimed property database and claim what is theirs.

“We don’t have any Great Whites in our database, but we did find 25 ‘Greg Whites’,” said Treasurer McCord. “By highlighting names related to the Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’ programming, we hope to create a feeding frenzy of rightful owners claiming what’s theirs. Even if your name is not as oceanic, you still have a one-in-10 chance of finding unclaimed property at”

Treasurer McCord encouraged Pennsylvanians who recognize a name on this list to call Treasury’s Return Team at 1-800-222-2046. Anyone can search for unclaimed property and initiate a claim online via Treasury’s database at

  • Wells Fin, Chester
  • Enid Biter, Gallitzin
  • Carrie Shark, Fountain Hill
  • D. Tooth, Lancaster
  • Gwendolyn Gill, Pittsburgh
  • Roland Ocean, Philadelphia
  • Ernest Dive, Lykens
  • Rochelle Nurse, Henryville
  • Albert Bull, Erie
  • Carol Tiger, Oreland
  • Joseph E. Seal, Darby
  • Candoria Cage, Aliquippa
  • Kathy Chum, State College

The Treasurer dispelled the notion that only individuals can have unclaimed property. Treasury’s unclaimed property database contains the names of many organizations and businesses, like Predator Racecraft in Hanover and Scuba World Intl. in McKeesport.

Each year, Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property – things such as abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, stocks and dividends. Treasurer McCord’s Return Team is working to locate the rightful owners of about $1.9 billion in unclaimed property, and has returned more than $360 million since January 2009.

To search and claim property, visit the department’s free online database at Citizens may also call 1-800-222-2046, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members of Treasury’s Return Team are available to assist with searches as property may be listed under an incomplete or misspelled name.

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