State treasurer encourages locals to claim funds

From staff and press reports

 

Looking for extra cash after the holidays, a few Winston Countians may not have to look any further than the Office of the Mississippi State Treasurer.

Approximately one in five people in Mississippi has missing money from forgotten bank accounts, uncashed checks, security deposits, utility refunds, estates, escrow accounts, even lost refunds according to the Mississippi State Treasurer office. State law requires the businesses that hold that money like banks, utility companies and others, to turn the assets over to the Office of the State Treasurer.

“In these economic times, everybody can use a little help,” Treasurer Fitch said.  “I would encourage everyone to search for family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers. This money belongs to the people of Mississippi and I am returning what rightfully belongs to them.”

The Unclaimed Property Division is working hard to return money the rightful owners. Check to see if you have money at www.treasury.ms.gov/unclaimed or call 601.359.3534.

In an quick search some Winston county residents owed funds listed on the site where:

ANIMAL HOSPITAL LOUISVILLE

Over $100

AUTO BODY WORKS LOUISVILLE

Over $100

EXCHANGE CLUB LOUISVILLE

Under $100

INVESTORS LOUISVILLE

Over $100

LOUISVILLE EYE CARE

LOUISVILLE MS

WINSTON MEDICAL CENTER

Over $100

WINSTON MEDICAL CENTER   Over $100

WINSTON COUNTY ASSESSOR TAX COLLECTOR

Over $100

WINSTON COUNTY CFSA

LOUISVILLE MS  Under $100

WINSTON COUNTY DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES Under $100

WINSTON COUNTY DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES Under $100

WINSTON COUNTY LAW LIBRARY Over $100

WINSTON COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR

WINSTON CTY DEPT HUMAN SERV Over $100

AMANDA C TAYLOR

Under $100

CLAUD FAIR

Over $100

HENRY J FAIR

Under $100

JEANNE B FAIR

Over $100

JENRY J FAIR

Over $100

LAURA FAIR

Over $100