Record amount of unclaimed funds returned


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio Department of Unclaimed Funds says it returned a record amount of unclaimed money.

It says $76-million was returned to rightful owners in the 2015 fiscal year. This is the second year in a row that it topped the previous year.

The average claim was $1,672 back in an Ohioan’s pocket.

“The Division of Unclaimed Funds has again shown their commitment to reuniting Ohioans with their hard-earned money with this new record,” Commerce Director Jacqueline T. Williams said. “The money returned has the opportunity to make a big difference in the lives of Ohioans, helping them to possibly pay off some bills, make repairs to their home or even expand a business which means jobs for Ohioans.”

Unclaimed funds come from different sources like dormant checking and savings accounts, forgotten rent deposits, uncashed checks and stocks to name a few.

You can visit the Unclaimed Funds Division online to see if you have some unclaimed funds. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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