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Treasurer’s Office sets new record for returning unclaimed property

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Treasurer’s Office has returned nearly $16 million to current and former West Virginia residents so far this fiscal year, a new record for the office.

The office returned $15.9 million worth of unclaimed property, which is any financial asset such as a utility deposit or final paycheck, between July 2017 and April 2018. West Virginia residents have received $9.1 million of those finances.

“It’s a testament to the hard work of this office and our proactive approach to returning the people’s money. We’ll keep doing whatever we can to reunite people with what they have lost,” Treasurer John Perdue said in a statement.

The previous record was $15.3 million, which was set in 2009.





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