|"What a pleasant surprise to find $292.98 from an old check that was never cashed."||"I always thought that utility companies were supposed to automatically send you refunds for your deposits when you move, but nope... There was $160.00 waiting for me in the state’s unclaimed property account."||"We were absolutely amazed to find out we had $1,424.98 from an old savings account we had forgotten about!"|
Property is considered abandoned if there has been no activity on it for more than three years, according to Steve Larson of NAUPA. Such money is turned over to the state of your last known address, and the state holds the money in its coffers until you or your heirs claim it.