Unclaimed Property Returned by State | Big Horn Basin Media

Unclaimed Property Returned by State

Written by on July 16, 2019

Wyoming State Treasurer Curt Meier last week announced that more than $6.8 million worth of unclaimed property was returned to businesses, citizens and former citizens of Wyoming during the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Property is turned over to the state when a business, agency or governmental entity owes property, typically money or stocks, to someone and for whatever reason cannot locate the owner for a specified time period.

Meier said the state received a little more than $8 million in unclaimed property during the past year. Thanks to some software upgrades and procedures implemented during the past administration, the state has been able to return approximately 85 percent of the money reported to unclaimed property over the past three years.

Meier encourages all citizens to go to their website at mycash.wyo.gov and see if they are entitled to any of these funds.

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