Johnstown, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity and Cambria County President Commissioner Tom Chernisky announced today that nearly $2,000 in unclaimed property has been returned to Cambria County.
“I want to make sure every Pennsylvanian knows that they should search for and claim what is rightfully theirs, including businesses and local government agencies like Cambria County. We’re glad to safeguard this money, but it belongs in the pockets of Pennsylvanians. Every dollar counts.”
Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Stacy Garrity
“Every dollar counts. I would like to thank Treasurer Garrity for her due diligence to return unclaimed property to rightful owners in Cambria County and the Commonwealth.”
Cambria County President Commissioner, Tom Chernisky
The $1,893.01 returned to Cambria County included 10 individual properties ranging in value from $18 to $600. The oldest property dates back to 2011, while the most recent is from 2018. Properties returned include accounts payable checks, claims payments checks, cashier’s checks, court deposits, and other forms of unclaimed property. How the funds are spent will be determined by county officials.
Treasurer Garrity has returned more than $7 million to 46 local governments, including counties and municipalities, since taking office.
Treasury is working to return more than $4 billion in unclaimed property to its rightful owners. About one in ten Pennsylvanians is owed unclaimed property, and the average claim is worth nearly $1,600.
Unclaimed property can include dormant bank accounts, claims payments, accounts payable, uncashed checks, insurance policies, contents of forgotten safe deposit boxes and more. State law requires businesses to report unclaimed property to Treasury after three years of dormancy.
To learn more about unclaimed property or to search Treasury’s database, visit patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property.