More than $3.1 million in unclaimed property is waiting for Pennsylvanians with Irish-inspired names
Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity announced today that nearly 15,000 ‘lucky’ Pennsylvanians who have Irish-inspired names are owed more than $3.1 million in unclaimed property.
“While we often associate St. Patrick’s Day with shamrocks and leprechauns, I’m reminding Pennsylvanians to check for some other ‘green’ they might not know they have. Unclaimed property can come in a number of forms, including checks, jewelry, and coins. My hope is that we can return this property to some lucky Pennsylvanians this St. Patrick’s Day.”
Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Stacy Garrity
Treasury currently has $3,186,119 in property waiting to be claimed by 14,930 Pennsylvanians who have Pat, Patty, Patrick, Ireland, and Dublin in their name. You can search the Irish-inspired list here.
Unclaimed property is turned over to the Pennsylvania Treasury pursuant to Pennsylvania law. Most assets are reported after three years, while payroll checks are reported after two years of inactivity. Property that comes to Treasury includes uncashed checks, forgotten stocks and bank accounts, and contents of safe deposit boxes including jewelry, military decorations and other tangible items.
You don’t have to be Irish to check for unclaimed property. One in ten Pennsylvanians is owed unclaimed property with an average claim valued at $2,000. Treasury currently holds $3.8 billion in unclaimed property. Visit patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property to see if you or anyone you know has property waiting to be claimed.
NOTE: Images and video of items in Treasury’s unclaimed property vault are available to the media upon request.