Unclaimed property totals more than $2,000
March 3, 2023 (Mena, Ark.) – Auditor of State Dennis Milligan’s office, which administers the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt, delivered a check for $2,421.81 to the Polk County Developmental Center in Mena last week for unclaimed property owed to the center.
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 office’s Unclaimed Property Division then works to connect property to 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 – you name it,” Milligan said. “Since I took office on Jan. 10th, we’ve returned more than $4 million to Arkansans through the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt.”
The Auditor’s office is required by law to return unclaimed property back to citizens. To see if you might have unclaimed property in Arkansas, visit https://claimitar.com/.
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, prosecuting attorneys and deputy prosecutors. The office also administers the state’s Unclaimed Property Program, The Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt. Learn more at https://auditor.ar.gov/.