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Auditor’s Office, Sen. Justin Boyd Deliver Checks to Fort Smith Nonprofits

Unclaimed property totals more than $7,800

May 10, 2024 (Fort Smith, Ark.) – Auditor of State Dennis Milligan’s office, along with Sen. Justin Boyd, delivered two unclaimed property checks to nonprofit organizations in Fort Smith today totaling $7,809.29. These funds were located by Milligan’s office, which administers the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt.  

Checks were presented to the Hamilton Center for Child Advocacy in the amount of $2,300, and to the Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council in the amount of $5,509.29.

“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 in January 2023, we’ve returned more than $30 million to citizens through the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt.”

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 through the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt program.

To see if you might have unclaimed property in the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt, visit  

Pictured above is Sen. Justin Boyd with Laurie Burnett, Executive Director of the Hamilton Center for Child Advocacy in Fort Smith.

Pictured above is Sen. Justin Boyd (second from left) presenting a check to Marc Baker, Executive Director of the Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council, with his staff in attendance.


Dennis Milligan was elected Auditor of State in 2022. The Auditor’s office is responsible for ensuring payroll for more than 700 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