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Auditor’s Office Delivers $42,000 Check to Fortier, Inc., in Conway

Money identified through state’s Unclaimed Property program

Aug. 10, 2023 (Conway, Ark.) – Auditor of State Dennis Milligan, whose office administers the state’s unclaimed property program, the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt, visited Conway earlier this week and delivered a check for more than $42,000 owed to Fortier, Inc.

“I’m proud to present this check for $42,194.58 to Fortier,” Milligan said. “As a small businessman, I know how much a check of this size can help and I’m happy to get this money back into the hands of its rightful owner.”

Unclaimed property can be any number of items, such as unpaid life insurance benefits, forgotten bank accounts, certificates of deposit, contents of safe deposit boxes, etc. When owners abandon an account – through a move or a death, perhaps – and the company cannot locate the owner, the money or properties are submitted to the Auditor of State’s office. The Auditor’s office is required by law to return unclaimed property back to citizens.

“Since I took office on Jan. 10th, we’ve returned more than $15 million to citizens through the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt,” Milligan said.

To see if you or your business might have unclaimed property in Arkansas, visit

Pictured is Fortier, Inc., CEO Dave Ward (left) with Auditor of State Dennis Milligan. Learn more about the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt at


Dennis Milligan was elected Auditor of State in 2023. The Auditor’s office is responsible for ensuring payroll for more than 600 state government elected officials, Supreme Court justices, prosecuting attorneys and deputy prosecutors. The office also administers the state’s Unclaimed Property Program, The Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt. Learn more at