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June 2, 2008


$194 Million Paid in Unclaimed Funds to New Yorkers in 2008 Represents $25M More Than 2007

Check to See if You are Owed Unclaimed Funds at Events in June

The State Comptroller’s office paid out $194 million in unclaimed funds in fiscal year 2008, a $25 million increase, or about 15%, over last year, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today.

“There is $9 billion in unclaimed funds in more than 23 million accounts from all across New York State,” DiNapoli said. “I’ve made it a priority to increase awareness about the state’s unclaimed funds. Thousands of New Yorkers heard that message and got their money back. We returned more money than ever last year, but it’s still not enough. This money belongs to New Yorkers, and we’ll keep trying to return it to them.”

Since coming to office, DiNapoli stepped up efforts to raise awareness about unclaimed funds by publicizing events statewide including at the New York State Fair, increasing the numbers of events, discussing unclaimed funds with newspaper editorial boards and personally giving checks to local governments.

Representatives from DiNapoli’s office will be on site at the events listed below in June to help New Yorkers find out if they are owed money. New Yorkers and others may also check for unclaimed funds at www.osc.state.ny.us or by calling toll free at 1-800-221-9311.

Date

Event

Location

County

Western NY

June 6-7

Sulphur Springs Festival

Main St, Clifton Springs, NY

Ontario

June 6-7

CSEA Spring Conference

Niagara Falls Convention Center, 101 Old Falls Rd, Niagara Falls, NY

 

Niagara

June 13-15

NewarkFest

Central Park Area, Village of Newark
Rt. 88 South, Newark, NY

Wayne

Central NY

June 7

Elmira Riverfest

Grove Street, Launch Site,
Elmira, NY

Chemung

June 28-29

Cobblestone Cherry Festival

Cobblestone Farm,
5102 State Rt.  89,
Romulus, NY 14541

Seneca


Eastern NY

June 5

Clinton County Business Expo 2008

Plattsburgh SUNY Fieldhouse,
Ruger Street
Plattsburgh, NY

Clinton

June 7

Cornwall Riverfest

Donahue Park, Shore Road, Cornwall on Hudson, NY

Orange

June 12-14

NYS Fire Chiefs Conference

Beach Road, Structure 1
Lake George, NY

Warren

June 14-15

DairyFest

Meridale Farms, Rt. 28
Meredith, NY

Delaware

June 15-16

Cooperstown Hall of Fame Weekend

Main Street, Cooperstown, NY

Otsego

June 21

Summer Jam

Altamont Fairgrounds,
Altamont, NY

Albany

June 29

City of Kingston's Independence Day Celebration

Kingston, NY

Ulster

NYC & Long Island

June 5

NY Chamber of Commerce Health Fair

151 E. 28th Street
New York, NY

New York

June 27

Assemblywoman Millman's Senior Services Fair

St. Francis College, 182 Remsen St, Brooklyn Heights, NY

Kings

June 28

Brooklyn United Methodist Church Health Fair

1485 Dumont Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Kings

June 28

Boricua Festival

Sunset Park, 58th St Pier,
Brooklyn, NY

Kings

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