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Does NC Have Your Money? $659 Million In Funds Unclaimed

CHARLOTTE, NC -- The State of North Carolina is holding on to $659 million ... Unclaimed property does NOT include real estate or vehicles. The state has returned more than $15.5 million in 17,088 claims so far in the past quarter, according to the ...

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CHARLOTTE, NC -- The State of North Carolina is holding on to $659 million in unclaimed money, and some of it could be yoursTreasurer Dale Folwell says the money is held until it is claimed by the rightful owner or that person's heirs — and many people who have unclaimed cash don't even know about itWhat is unclaimed property? "Unclaimed property consists of bank accounts, wages, utility deposits, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, bonds, and contents of safe deposit boxes that typically have been abandoned for one to five years," according to the state treasury websiteThat includes forgotten checking and savings accounts, uncashed payroll checks, uncashed stock dividends and stock certificates, insurance payments, utility deposits, customer deposits, accounts payable, credit balances, refund checks, money orders, traveler's checks, mineral proceeds, court deposits, uncashed death benefit checks and life insurance proceeds.Unclaimed property does NOT include real estate or vehiclesThe state has returned more than $15.5 million in 17,088 claims so far in the past quarter, according to the treasurer's officeHow do you find out if you're missing out on money that's rightfully yours? 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