Aug. 23, 2023 (Tillar, Ark.) – Auditor of State Dennis Milligan, whose office administers the state’s unclaimed property program, the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt, found more than $2,500 for Cornerstone Christian Academy in Tillar recently.
“Through our Unclaimed Property program, the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt, I was able to locate $2,532.82 for Cornerstone Christian Academy,” Milligan said. “This is money owed to the school and I’m proud to get it back into the hands of its rightful owners for the benefit of the students.”
Unclaimed property can be any number of financial items, such as insurance premium overpayments, scholastic book club refunds, unreimbursed utility deposits, uncashed checks, etc. Anyone could have unclaimed property, including individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations or heirs of a deceased family member.
When owners abandon an account – through a move or a death, for instance – and the holder of the property cannot locate the owner, the money or properties are submitted to the Auditor of State’s office. The Auditor’s office is required to return unclaimed property back to citizens.
“Since I took office on Jan. 10th, we’ve returned more than $16 million to citizens through the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt.”
To see if you or your organization has unclaimed property in Arkansas, visit https://claimitar.com/.
Pictured is Monica Daniels, Administrator of Cornerstone Christian Academy, with Thomas Burchfield, Outreach Manager for the Auditor of State’s office.
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 https://auditor.ar.gov/.