Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick announced that his administration has broken its fourth Unclaimed Property record in 2-1/2 years, returning more Unclaimed Property in a fiscal year than any prior year.
For the fiscal year ending June 30, the Treasurer’s Office returned $47,180,314, besting the prior record of $45,083,225 set in the fiscal year ending in 2019 by more than $2 million. This represented over 200,000 accounts- a pinnacle reached for the first time last year.
Since taking office in 2019, Treasurer Fitzpatrick has broken three additional Unclaimed Property records, returning the first $1 million of his administration in less than 10 days, returning over $45 million in one fiscal year, and returning Unclaimed Property to more Missourians in one year than any prior treasurer.
Most Unclaimed Property consists of cash from bank accounts, stocks, bonds and contents of safe-deposit boxes that have been abandoned. It can also include uncollected insurance policy proceeds, government refunds, utility deposits, and wages from past jobs.
The Treasurer’s Office also holds more than 250 military medals and insignia that have been found in safe-deposit boxes turned over to the office as Unclaimed Property. Photos and information about the last known owner can be found on ShowMeMoney.com/medals.
Missourians can search and claim unclaimed property 24/7 at ShowMeMoney.com.