Treasurer Curtis Loftis Announces Unclaimed Property Program Coming to Aiken
Friday, June 3, 2016
Columbia, SC- South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announced that staff from the State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Program will be on site at the Aiken County Treasurer’s Office on Tuesday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide free unclaimed property searches. South Carolina residents are encouraged to stop by the Aiken County Treasurer’s Office to see if property is being held in safekeeping for them by the State Treasurer’s Office.
“I want every South Carolinian to be aware of our unclaimed property program and our commitment to connecting citizens to the property they rightfully own,” said Treasurer Loftis. “The service is free, and it takes just minutes to find out if you or your business has money waiting to be claimed. I appreciate Treasurer Goings’ invitation to host this event for his community,” Treasurer Loftis added.
The State Treasurer’s Office serves as custodian of more than $500 million in unclaimed property and holds it in safekeeping for the citizens of South Carolina. Last fiscal year, unclaimed property staff processed over 32,000 accounts worth more than $18 million for South Carolina individuals and businesses. Examples of unclaimed property include dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks (including paychecks), unclaimed insurance proceeds, forgotten utility deposits, uncashed dividend checks, abandoned and matured U.S. Savings Bonds, as well as unexchanged shares of stock.
“I would like to thank Treasurer Loftis and his staff,” said Treasurer Goings, “for working with us to provide Aiken County citizens the opportunity to learn about and make claims through the Unclaimed Property Program.” If you are unable to attend the event on June 7, free online searches are available at any time by visiting treasurer.sc.gov.
South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis M. Loftis, Jr. is the administrator of the South Carolina Unclaimed Property Program and is the newly elected Senior Vice President of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators.
The Aiken County Treasurer’s Office is located at 1930 University Parkway, Suite 2700. For more information about the Unclaimed Property event in Aiken, contact Jason Goings at (803) 642-2092 or Treasurer@aikencountysc.gov.