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Treasurer Fitch and the Leake County Supervisors Invite Local Residents To Find their Unclaimed Property On February 14

​​​Jackson, MSOn Thursday, February 14, staff from State Treasurer Lynn Fitch’s office will be available at the Chamber Center in Carthage to help area residents search the State’s unclaimed property list and file claims for their funds.

“The money on the State unclaimed property list doesn’t belong to the State,” said Treasurer Lynn Fitch.  “It belongs to the people.  We are merely custodians and I take my duty to find the rightful owners and return their funds very seriously.  I’m very proud that in my first seven years as Mississippi’s Treasurer, we’ve returned over $91 million in unclaimed property to families and businesses.  That’s money that makes a real difference in people’s lives.  I appreciate the Leake County Supervisors inviting my office to Carthage to serve local citizens.”

“Leake County has a long list of residents on the unclaimed property listing,” says Board of Supervisors President Tony Smith.  “These monies could truly help someone.  Asking the State Treasurer’s office to come to Carthage will make it be a little easier for them to go through the process of claiming the money owed to them.”

Unclaimed property specialists from the Treasurer’s office will be available:

Thursday, February 14, 2019
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Chamber Center, 103 N. Pearl Street, Carthage

Staff will be available to help people search the State’s unclaimed property list and begin the claims process.  Individuals planning to attend are encouraged to bring the following to expedite their claims:

·         Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID card, etc.)

·         Your Social Security Card

·         Proof of address (utility bill, etc.)

·         Proof of name change (marriage license, divorce decree, etc.)

·         If the owner is deceased, bring the death certificate, will, obituary, or affidavit of death

Individuals can always check the State’s full listing at www.treasurerlynnfitch.com to see if the State has any money in their name, as well.  It is constantly being updated. 

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