Thousands in Unclaimed Cash Could Be Yours

Va. treasury officials participate in local program to find recipients

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    The Virginia Department of the Treasury has tens of thousands of dollars in unclaimed money. Some of it may be yours.

    Treasury officials took part in a special workshop Monday at the Fairfax County Government Center to answer questions and match consumers with unclaimed money.

    The money is from estates, un-cashed paychecks, lost stocks or bonds, insurance claims and other sources.

    Even if the money was sent to the treasury 20 years ago, people can still claim it.

    “One out of four Virginians is owed money and they have no idea. It could be money that’s missing, it could be money that is owed to them that they didn’t know they needed to collect,” said Brooke Scott, Virginia Department of the Treasury.

    Last year, more than $30,000 in unclaimed cash was returned to consumers.

    Representatives will hold a second workshop Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South County Center, 8350 Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Va.

    The service is free.

    People can also visit the treasury website vamoneysearch.org.