Treasurer Curtis Loftis has Successful Trip to Georgetown
May 5, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina - State Treasurer Curtis Loftis and staff from the State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Program had a successful trip to Georgetown.
Treasurer Curtis Loftis partnered with Representative Carl Anderson to provide unclaimed property searches to the residents of his district.
The Treasurer and his staff found more than $4,000.
“There’s all sorts of money out there. That’s why I came, I love giving it back," said Treasurer Loftis. “It’s in the name of your churches, it’s in the name of your schools, it’s in the name of your business, your mom, your dad, your maiden name. You check it, you find it and if you have a problem collecting your money, you call me and I’ll help you.”
The State Treasurer’s Office serves as custodian of more than $550 million in unclaimed property and holds it in safekeeping for the citizens of South Carolina.
Last fiscal year, unclaimed property staff returned over 29,000 accounts worth more than $23 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, and forgotten shares of stock.
“People have claimed money here today in Georgetown South Carolina,” said Representative Anderson. “It is so good. We’ve had people check on things for their cousins and other relatives.
Free online searches are available at any time by visiting here.
South Carolina Treasurer Curtis M. Loftis, Jr., is the administrator of the South Carolina Unclaimed Property Program and is the newly elected President of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators.