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Hazleton, PA 18201
Phone: (570) 453-1344
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Toohil Alerts Residents About Unclaimed Property
4/27/2015
HAZLETON – In an effort to inform residents of the 116th District about the process for obtaining unclaimed property returned to the Pennsylvania Treasury, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is sending letters to those who are on the list.
 
“The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has about $2.3 billion in unclaimed property in its possession,” Toohil explained. “If a local resident gets a letter from our office stating we may have located property they are entitled to and questions its authenticity, I urge them to call us to confirm it. I know there are plenty of scams out there, but please know this is not one of them.”
 
Last year, more than $115 million in unclaimed property was returned, according to the Pennsylvania Treasury, which administers the program. The most common types of unclaimed property are dormant bank accounts, stocks and dividends, certificates of deposit, uncashed payroll checks, uncollected utility deposits, unclaimed life insurance benefits, unredeemed gift certificates, and items abandoned in safe deposit boxes or held in police department stolen property files.
 
The Treasury is only required to advertise the names of people, businesses or organizations owed property valued in excess of $250. The names appear in the newspaper only one time, even though they may be owed multiple pieces of property, Toohil explained.
 
Toohil’s office is sending letters to notify residents of the 116th District who are currently listed in the Pennsylvania Treasury’s unclaimed property database.
 
To search for unclaimed property, simply visit the Treasury Department’s website, www.patreasury.gov, and follow the simple instructions. As always, for assistance with obtaining unclaimed property or any other state government-related issue, please contact Toohil’s district office at 570-453-1344.
 
For more information on Toohil and her legislative priorities, please visit www.RepToohil.com or www.Facebook.com/RepToohil.
 
Representative Tarah Toohil
116th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
717.260.6136
RepToohil.com / Facebook.com/RepToohil
 
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