Greensburg, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity and the Westmoreland County Commissioners announced today that more than $100,000 in unclaimed property has been returned to Westmoreland County.
“This money belongs to the hardworking people of Westmoreland County, and I’m glad it’s back in the right hands. Treasury works tirelessly to get unclaimed property back in the hands of not only private citizens and companies – but local governments, too. That’s why I encourage everyone to go to Treasury’s website to see if any money is waiting for them to claim.”
Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Stacy Garrity
“We are grateful to work with Treasurer Garrity to get this money back into the County in order to provide services to the residents of Westmoreland County. The Board of Commissioners would like to thank our Department of Financial Administration for their diligence in submitting the claims that resulted in the County receiving these funds. We would echo the sentiment of Treasurer Garrity and encourage our residents to search the unclaimed property website and see if there is any unclaimed property waiting for them.”
Chairman, Sean Kertes
The $104,021.40 returned to Westmoreland County included 288 individual properties ranging in value from $.01 to $19,992.68. The oldest property dates back to 1974, while the most recent is from 2021. Properties returned include accounts payable checks, cashier’s checks, checking accounts, claims payment checks, credit balances, expense checks, money orders, and other forms of unclaimed property.
Treasurer Garrity has returned more than $15 million to 54 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 typically three years of dormancy.
To search Treasury’s database or to learn more about unclaimed property, visit patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property.
Samantha Heckel, Press Secretary (Treasury), 717-418-0206 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meghan McCandless, Director of Financial Administration (Westmoreland County), 724-830-3590 or email@example.com