Jim Vance has a pile of money, or a really nice piece of property, sitting in some forgotten spot somewhere in the District. It might be a little pile, but only Jim can find out.
And anchor Joe Krebs found out he had unclaimed funds. But Joe said, "I'm still here," meaning it wasn't enough to replace his current paycheck.
The Maryland Comptroller's Office is reporting 60,000 new accounts of unclaimed property worth more than $42 million.
The comptroller has taken pride in connecting people with their long lost cash ... and their stocks, bonds, savings accounts, security deposits, safe-deposit-box-stuff, insurance proceeds and other valuables.
Owners or their heirs can collect their funds at any time. Money claims have no statute of limitations. The state has the right to auction off items after one year.
You may have failed to remember that bank account you opened one summer many moons ago. If so, when you search online, check each state where you have lived. And don't forget to check your current name, your maiden name, your married names, and any aliases you may have used on any account.