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State Auditor Dennis Milligan’s Office Delivers More Than $44,000 to Clay County

Money found in state’s Unclaimed Property program

Nov. 8, 2023 (Clay County) – Auditor of State Dennis Milligan’s office, which administers the state’s unclaimed property program, the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt, located and delivered $44,992 for Clay County recently.

Milligan visited with Clay County Judge Mike Patterson and Rep. Jeremy Wooldridge on Wednesday during a trip to the area. In addition to finding funds for Clay County, Milligan also located $4,010.58 for the Piggott School District.

 “We had a successful day in Clay County putting more than $49,000 back into the local community,” Milligan said. “I’m proud to have helped return this money back into the hands of the county and the school district where it rightfully belongs.”

As Auditor, Milligan is responsible for returning unclaimed property back to citizens. Such property can include, but is not limited to, uncashed checks, unreimbursed utility deposits, insurance premium overpayments, contents of safe deposit boxes, investment securities, etc. Anyone – individuals, businesses, nonprofits, or heirs of a deceased family member – could have unclaimed property.

Property becomes unclaimed when it has been considered abandoned, perhaps through a move or a death. When the holder of the property cannot locate the owner, it is submitted to the Auditor’s office, which is then required to return it to its rightful owner.

“Since I took office on Jan. 10th, we’ve returned more than $24 million to citizens through the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt,” Milligan said. “We will continue to be proactive in our outreach in order to get this money back into the hands of the people where it belongs.”

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Above: Rep. Jeremy Wooldridge of Marmaduke (left) and Clay County Judge Mike Patterson pose for a picture with Auditor of State Dennis Milligan. Milligan located $44,992 for Clay County in the state’s unclaimed property program, the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt.

Above: Shamala McCluskey (left), Administrative Secretary for the Piggott School District, accepts a check from Auditor of State Dennis Milligan in the amount of $4,010.58 on behalf of the district.


Dennis Milligan was elected Auditor of State in 2023. The Auditor’s office is responsible for ensuring payroll for more than 700 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