State Treasurer Curtis Loftis Returns Nearly $5,000 in Unclaimed Property to Upstate S.C. Church

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis and the Unclaimed Property Program returned nearly $5,000 to the Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Taylors Wednesday.

Prince of Peace image cropped“An important part of a church’s ministry is outreach, particularly helping to provide for those who lack basic necessities that many of us take for granted,” Treasurer Loftis said. “This money can help Prince of Peace provide food, clothing and shelter to those in need. It can make a real difference in the lives of those the church serves.”

Treasurer Loftis presented Rev. Christopher Smith of Prince of Peace Catholic Church with a check for $4,937.70.

“We are grateful to the Treasurer’s Office for being proactive at finding those to whom these unclaimed monies are destined,” Rev. Smith explained. “This unexpected gift will allow Prince of Peace Catholic Church and School to continue its mission to bring faith and charity to our local Taylors community, both for Catholic Christians and other men and women of good will.”

Treasurer Loftis and the Unclaimed Property Program returned nearly $33 million in 2017, bringing the total amount of money returned during his administration to $137 million, more than all previous state treasurers combined.

Currently the State Treasurer’s Office has more than $550 million in unclaimed property across the state. Millions of dollars are transferred to the program annually by companies that cannot locate the owners. Examples of the types of property covered by the program include dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, unclaimed insurance proceeds and forgotten utility deposits. The State Treasurer’s Office serves as custodian of unclaimed funds and holds them until claimed by the rightful owners.

You can visit the State Treasurer's Office website to see if there is unclaimed property for you or your family.