Schools, a food bank, a golf course. See who got money back in unclaimed funds
“Lost and forgotten money” was returned to organizations and businesses ranging from a golf course to local schools Wednesday by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, according to an announcement from state Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon.
Unclaimed funds are held in dormant accounts by banks, insurance companies, corporations, the courts and other organizations when the owner cannot be located. They are reported to the comptroller to be returned to the proper owner.
“Right now, more than 40 million accounts valued at $17 billion are waiting to be claimed by their rightful owners,” DiNapoli said in a statement. “My office looks after New Yorkers’ lost and forgotten money, also known as unclaimed funds, and works to simplify the process so people can be reconnected with their money.”
DiNapoli toured the Mohawk Valley Wednesday and presented checks at Rome and Utica city halls. The following was awarded:
• $2,533 to the Utica City School District
• $1,196 to the Rescue Mission of Utica
• $603 to Thomas R. Proctor High School
• 500 to Utica Bike Rescue
• $292 to the Community Foodbank of Greater Utica
• $3,385 to Mohawk Valley Community Action
• $2,948 to the city of Rome
• $1,000 to the Frankfort Center Fire Department
• $1,000 to the Rome Rescue Mission
• $843 to the Oriskany Hills Golf Club
• $771 to Rome Catholic School
• $277 to the Floyd Volunteer Fire Department
• $244 to the N.A. Walbran Elementary School
• $150 to Oriskany Jr./Sr. High School
To check whether you or an organization can claim funds, visit www.osc.state.ny.us/unclaimed-funds.