Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes’ office is currently safeguarding over $230 million worth of unclaimed property for their rightful owners or their heirs.
As a part of the Treasurer’s “Unclaimed Property Returns” tour Estes and staff members will be traveling throughout Kansas talking about and searching for Kansan’s unclaimed property. Estes and staff will be in Great Bend 9:30-11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Great Bend Area Chamber of Commerce on 1125 Williams.
“We encourage everyone in the area to stop by and check their name and the names of family and friends,” said Estes. “In this economy everyone could use a little help and we feel it is important to be sure that these resources get back to the rightful owners. The Unclaimed Property Returns tour is a wonderful opportunity for us to connect Kansans with cash and property currently being held by our office for free,” Estes explained.
Unclaimed property includes inactive savings and checking accounts, uncashed checks, stock shares and bonds, dividend checks, insurance proceeds, mineral royalties and utility deposits.
In addition to cash, stocks and bonds, safe deposit boxes are also turned over to the State Treasurer’s office. There are currently over 15,000 safe deposit box properties on file. Approximately 600 new boxes are turned over to the treasurer’s office each year.
“As a native of Wichita I enjoy my time in all parts of Kansas,” said Estes. “I am proud to offer one of the most vital functions the treasurer’s office provides directly to people in their towns,” stated Estes.
Making a claim is free and easy. There are no fees involved in searching for or claiming cash and property. To search, a last name is required and a first name is recommended.
Kansans who can’t make it to the event may call the State Treasurer’s office at 1-800-432-0386 or log onto www.KansasCash.com to search for unclaimed property.