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THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

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July 2, 2015, Contact: Press Office (518) 474-4015

Do We have Your Money? $230 Million Returned to New York State Residents This Year

A Million Dollars in Lost Money Returned Every Day

Staff from New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office will attend community events around the state this month to help residents search for lost and forgotten money, also known as unclaimed funds. DiNapoli oversees 33 million unclaimed funds accounts until the money can be returned to its rightful owners.

“I encourage everyone to come out to the community events to search for money that may be waiting for you,” DiNapoli said. “We return more than a million dollars a day to residents across the state, but we want to do more. It’s your money, we want to give it back.”

Unclaimed funds is more than $14 billion in lost and forgotten money dating back to the 1940s. The money comes from old bank accounts, utility deposits, uncashed checks, insurance claims, stocks and other sources that have been dormant for a number of years.

Residents who cannot make it to the events can search for and claim their money by using the online claiming system or by calling 1-800-221-9311.

View a map of unclaimed funds owed to New Yorkers by county and region. Learn more about Unclaimed Funds.

Date

Event

Location

County

Southern Tier Region

July 13-18
10:00am-10:00pm

Allegany County Fair

15 North Street
Angelica, New York

Allegany

Finger Lakes Region

July 11
10:00am-6:00pm
July 12
10:00am-5:00pm

Corn Hill Arts Festival

11 Atkinson Street
Rochester, New York

Monroe

Central New York

July 10
12:00pm-7:00pm
July 11
8:00am-4:30pm

Boilermaker Health & Fitness Expo

Mohawk Valley Community College
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, New York

Oneida

Western New York

July 18
10:00am-6:00pm
July 19
10:00am-5:30pm

Oatka Festival

Trigon Park
Wolcott Street
Leroy, New York

Genesee

Adirondack Mountains

July 24
5:00pm-11:00pm
July 25
11:00am-11:00pm
July 26
11:00am-5:00pm

Great American Irish Festival

Herkimer County Fairgrounds
198 Cemetery Street
Frankfort, New York

Herkimer

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