Bizzarro sponsoring free ‘Treasury Hunt’ on March 16 for unclaimed property

ERIE, March 15 – State Rep. Ryan A. Bizzarro, D-Erie, is sponsoring a Treasury Hunt from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at his Peninsula Plaza constituent-service office to help constituents reclaim unclaimed property being held by the state Treasury Department.  

Residents of the 3rd Legislative District are encouraged to stop by Bizzarro’s office at 1101 Peninsula Drive, Suite 209, Erie, for free assistance determining if they have unclaimed property as well as help reclaiming what is rightfully theirs.  

“About one of every 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property – totaling about $2.3 billion – being held by the state,” Bizzarro said. “My staff and I are anxious to help people safely reclaim their belongings.”

Bizzarro said examples of unclaimed property include closed bank accounts, uncashed checks, lost stocks and bonds, contents of safe deposit boxes, expired gift cards and proceeds from demutualization of insurance companies.

“Residents attending my Treasury Hunt should bring their driver’s license or other identification to help find unclaimed property,” Bizzarro said. “There is no cost to search the database, so it’s important to be wary of solicitations asking for money to help you retrieve property.”

Those unable to attend the event are encouraged to visit www.patreasury.gov and click on the unclaimed property tab to initiate a search, or call Bizzarro’s office at 814-835-2880 for assistance with the process.