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For Immediate Release
November 8, 2013
Lee County Residents Can Claim Their Cash at Nov. 13 Event
(AUSTIN) — Lee County residents who think — or hope — they might have some money waiting in the state’s Unclaimed Property database can search the list at an event hosted by the Texas Comptroller’s office and Lee County Treasurer Melinda Krause.
Unclaimed Property representatives from the Comptroller’s office will be available to help people search for unclaimed property online, fill out claim forms and answer questions from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Commissioner’s Courthouse on the 1st floor Room 109, at 200 South Main in Giddings.
“There is currently about $3.8 billion in the unclaimed property program,” said Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. “That money belongs to Texans, and it is important that we get it back into the right hands.”
The Comptroller’s office reports that Lee County residents currently have more than $800,000 waiting to be claimed.
The Comptroller estimates one in four Texans has money waiting to be claimed. Unclaimed property includes forgotten utility deposits or other refunds, insurance proceeds, mineral interest or royalty payments, dormant bank accounts and abandoned safe deposit box contents. To search for unclaimed property at any time, visit the Comptroller’s unclaimed property website at www.ClaimItTexas.org or call 1-800-654-FIND (3463).
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