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State owes 50 locals

By Staff | Mar 5, 2010

The West Virginia Treasurer’s office is trying to get money to at least 50 Shepherdstownians.

Earlier this month, the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office published the winter 2010 unclaimed property bulletin, a 51-page list of more than 13,000 people who are owed “unclaimed property” by the state of West Virginia.

Most often, unclaimed property takes the form of cash, but it can be any financial asset that has not been claimed by its owner. Unclaimed property does not include land, houses or buildings. Real estate property is not included in the list.

The Shepherdstown Chronicle combed through the list and found over 51 entries bearing Shepherdstown locations. The treasurer’s office said that the winter 2010 list is partial, and people whose names do not appear on the list may still have unclaimed property.

Those interested in searching for unclaimed property from the state of West Virginia may do so by visiting www.wvtreasury.com. No fees will be deducted by the treasurer’s office on unclaimed property accounts claimed by the rightful owner.

According to the treasurer’s office, a national unclaimed property list can also be searched at www.missingmoney.com.

More information can be found on the State Treasurer’s website www.wvsto.com