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$275 million in unclaimed property returned to Floridians

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Floridians may have no idea that they are owed money, jewelry, coins, stamps and more.

The Florida Division of Unclaimed Property said there are more than 425,000 claims worth a combined value of $275 million, which surpassed the previous annual record of $271.8 million. 

Those claims come from dormant accounts in financial institutions, insurance and utility companies, securities and trust holdings. Aside from cash and unreturned deposits, they also include items from abandoned safe deposit boxes.

“Month after month and year after year, our unclaimed property team has continued to raise the bar,” chief financial officer Jeff Atwater said in a news release. “Their dedication and commitment to putting these forgotten-about funds back into the hands of Floridians is unmatched, and I am proud to announce their latest feat. Millions more lays waiting to be claimed and I hope that all Floridians will take two minutes to look on our website for an unclaimed property account in their name.”

In Orange County, $108,118,485.12 is owed to 506,354 accounts. In Seminole County, that number is $40,658,738.52.

To find out if you have unclaimed property from dormant accounts, visit www.fltreasurehunt.org then search for unclaimed property using your first and last name.

About the Author:

Adrienne Cutway

Adrienne Cutway joined News 6's digital team in October 2016 to cover breaking news, crime and community interest stories. She graduated from the University of Central Florida and began her journalism career at the Orlando Sentinel.

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