State Treasury Wants To Give Back Unclaimed Property
The state of Louisiana is holding about $635 million worth of unclaimed money and property, and state treasury officials are hoping to give much of that money back.
State Treasurer John Kennedy said he and other officials from his office will be in Lafayette Saturday at the Acadiana Mall, and they'll be equipped with laptop computers on which they can look up unclaimed property for those people who want to claim it.
"And if we find money for them or their family members, they can fill out a short form and we'll give them a check," Kennedy said.
Kennedy said much of this money comes from old back accounts, oil royalties, tax refunds, uncashed payroll checks, utilities deposits, apartment deposits, etc.
"You name it, we get it in," Kennedy said.
In addition to going to the mall Saturday, residents can also visit the treasury's website, or call (888) 925-4127.
To listen to the full interview with Kennedy, click on the 'Play' button below.