FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 5, 2012) – The folks in Taylor County turned out in droves last week in search of unclaimed property being conducted by the Kentucky Treasury. State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach joined a dozen volunteers and staff of his Treasure Finders program at the courthouse in Campbellsville to try and find the rightful owners of more than $500,000 worth of abandoned property.
Of the nearly 200 people who came to the four-hour event June 1, a record 131 claims were initiated on abandoned treasure from as little as $10 on a premium refund for a forgotten insurance policy to several hundred dollars in an old bank account to thousands of dollars in an overlooked business rebate program.
“By being proactive and taking Treasure Finders directly to the people along with the use of local volunteers, we create interest that brings in even more claims,” Hollenbach said. “In fact we’ve received a hundred more claims from Taylor County who searched our website after hearing about our event last Friday.”
Since Hollenbach started the Treasure Finders initiative in 2008, the Kentucky Treasury has returned a record $62 million dollars in unclaimed property to the rightful owners.
To see if you or a friend has some unclaimed treasure, visit www.kytreasury.com to search the unclaimed property database, or call 1-800-465-4722.