$1.3 Million in County Unclaimed Funds could be yours

Monday, 06 October 2014
Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE is searching for owners of over $1.3 million in county unclaimed funds. The Fiscal Office will host an unclaimed funds information table at participating Acme Fresh Markets during the last two weeks of October. Staff will be on-hand to search for citizens’ names in the unclaimed funds database and assist with filing a claim to recover monies owed to them.

Fiscal Officer Scalise serves as trustee of unclaimed funds in Summit County. Unclaimed funds are monies accumulated and owed from transactions performed at county agencies. Examples of transactions include overpayments, fees and costs, lost heir accounts, and sheriff sale proceeds. In 2013 the Fiscal Office paid out approximately $197,000 to citizens on 374 claims, ranging from $20 to $29,490.

County unclaimed fund amounts of $10 or more are listed in a searchable database online. Visit Unclaimed Funds, then enter your last name or business name in the search box and wait for the results to appear. Do not press the return button after you enter your name.

Owners of unclaimed funds can file their own claim, without using the service of a paid professional finder. The claim form is simple to complete and can be downloaded from our website. Owners are required to submit a photo copy of a valid form of personal identification such as a driver’s license, state identification card or passport. Claim forms must be signed by the owner and notarized.

Citizens who visit the Acme Fresh Market locations will have the opportunity to complete and submit their claim in one step. The notary requirement will be waived for amounts under $1,000. Information tables will be set-up at the following locations between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.: