State releases latest list of unclaimed property - WFSB 3 Connecticut

State releases latest list of unclaimed property

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB/AP) -

State Treasurer Denise Nappier launched the latest campaign to return unclaimed money to Connecticut residents on Thursday.

Nappier announced the CT Big List initiative, which includes a website where people can check to see if they have any dormant balances in savings and checking accounts, uncashed checks and other financial assets that may have been forgotten.

"Since 1999 we have returned ... more than $421 million to 218,000 individuals and businesses," Nappier said.

Some of the amounts are small, such as $50, but a handful of others can claim more than $200,000.

Nappier's office said a special newspaper supplement with the names of more than 54,000 individuals, businesses and organizations will be published in 16 newspapers.

One person getting money back is Ian King.

"It's pretty much I am getting something for nothing," said King, who is getting back $85.

King said it appears an old check from his previous employer was never cashed. 

"It's not all that much, so most likely just going out to dinner or something," King said about what he was going to do with the money.

To check out the list, click here. If you are on the list, you must fill out a form and provide two forms of identification such as driver's license or Social Security number.

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