Record amount of unclaimed funds returned

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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.

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