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November 22, 2013  

Walker County Residents Can Claim Their Cash at Dec. 4 Event

(AUSTIN) —Walker 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 Walker County Treasurer Sharon Duke.

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, Dec. 4, at the Walker County Annex, in Room 101, at 1301 Sam Houston in Huntsville.

“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 Walker County residents currently have more than $3 million 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 anytime, visit the Comptroller’s unclaimed property website at www.ClaimItTexas.org or call 1-800-654-FIND (3463).

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