Treasurer Fitzgerald Gives Sneak Peek of Top 10 Unclaimed Properties in Dallas County
DES MOINES, IA (09/20/2022) (readMedia)-- In advance of the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt's fall publication, which will shine light on the individuals who were recently added to the State's unclaimed property database, State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald is giving us a sneak peek of new names in Dallas County. "The entire list of new names will be published soon, but here's a sneak peek into the top 10 unclaimed properties in your area," said Fitzgerald.
Top 10 Unclaimed Properties in Dallas County
1. Joan M Miller $77,870.29
2. Joan M Miller $50,890.41
3. Lori L Chedester $38,825.07
4. Est of Martin Vote $33,778.89
5. Marjorie F Weesner $30,033.80
6. Troy D Johnson $27,261.78
7. Patrick D Norton $23,513.05
8. Chad M Lee $19,121.84
9. Steven V Blitz $18,289.67
10. Kathryn E Dubois $16,743.30
"Did you recognize any names? Maybe even your own? Make a claim today at GreatIowaTreasureHunt.gov," continued Fitzgerald. "It's free, secure, easy and open 24/7." Overall, more than $325 million has been returned to more than 614,000 past and present Iowans. Still, there's over $3.1 million waiting to be claimed in Dallas County.
Unclaimed property refers to money and other assets held by financial institutions or companies that have lost contact with the property's owner for a specific period of time. State law requires them to annually report unclaimed property to the Treasurer's Office. The assets are then held in the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt until the owner or heir is found. Common examples of unclaimed property include savings or checking accounts, stocks, uncashed checks, life insurance policies, utility security deposits and safe deposit box contents.
Look for the full upcoming fall publication list in your local newspaper. Visit GreatIowaTreasureHunt.gov to search all unclaimed property being held by the State Treasurer's Office and make your claim. Keep up with all of Treasurer Fitzgerald's programs on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.