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Find YOUR Money in Ithaca on Monday


The state will be holding an Unclaimed Funds community event in Tompkins County on Monday.

The event in Ithaca will help New Yorkers search for lost or forgotten money from 49 million unclaimed funds accounts valued at more than $18.4 billion. At unclaimed fund events, staff from the state Comptroller’s Office provide information and assistance with searching for funds and filing a claim. Unclaimed funds can come from utility deposits, old bank accounts, uncashed checks, insurance claims, stocks, and other sources that have been dormant for years.

“Every day, our office returns over $1.5 million in lost or forgotten money,” New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said. “That money doesn’t belong to the state, but to New Yorkers. Residents are encouraged to join us at an upcoming event to search for unclaimed funds – it’s free, easy and can reconnect you with money that is yours. Family members, friends, neighbors, churches, synagogues, mosques, or any organization you care about may have money awaiting them, so your search doesn’t have to end with you.

Residents who can’t make it to Monday’s in-person event at the Tompkins County Public Library in Ithaca between 1130 and 130 can search for and claim their money by using the online claiming system or by calling 1-800-221-9311.

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