Unclaimed property help from Krueger’s office in June

FOLSOM, May 28 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger is hosting two events in June to help local residents claim property the state may be holding in their name.

Help is available in her Folsom office at 701 MacDade Blvd. on Tuesday June 4, and the Brookhaven Municipal Center at 2 Cambridge Road on Wednesday, June 5. Both events are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“The state Treasurer’s Office currently holds more than $3 billion in unclaimed property that should be returned to its rightful owners,” Krueger said. “I encourage residents to stop by so we can help search and help you claim what’s yours.”

Examples of unclaimed property include closed bank accounts, uncashed checks, lost stocks and bonds, contents of safe deposit boxes and expired gift cards or certificates.

Krueger’s said those seeking help are encouraged to bring their driver’s license or appropriate identification so her office can notarize their claim should they have one.

According to Krueger, the state Treasury is required to advertise the names and addresses of unclaimed property owners each year in general circulation newspapers in the owner’s last known county of residence. The advertisement was recently placed, but only the names of those who are owed more than $250 were listed.

More information is available by calling Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880.