Fri March 16, 2012
Treasurer’s Office Seeks to Return $26 Million to Disaster Counties
Employees in the unclaimed property division of the Kentucky Treasurer’s Office are working to locate the rightful owners of more than $26 million dollars in unclaimed property in the counties hardest hit by the violent storms of March 2. The Treasurer’s Office approached Lexis Nexis, an information technology services company, for assistance and the company generously agreed to donate enhanced software to speed up the process of locating and verifying the owners of over 99,000 claims in the federally designated disaster counties.
The Treasurer’s Office has already taken steps to expedite the processing of current claims from those counties and will soon be sending out checks for 229 claims totaling more than $215,000