More than $400,000 was put back in the hands of Lauderdale County residents at the state treasurer’s unclaimed property event in February.
The event, hosted by State Treasurer Lynn Fitch, saw 135 claims processed for a total of $419,724.58.
“The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors is elated that $419,724.58 has been returned to the citizens of Lauderdale County,” Lauderdale County Administrator Chris Lafferty said. “According to the Office of the Treasurer, the event held in Lauderdale County has returned more money than any other event to date. Due to the overwhelming success, the Board of Supervisors welcomes the opportunity to team up with the Office of the State Treasurer for future events.”
Held at the Lauderdale County Annex, the event allowed residents to search for unclaimed property and funds from the state. Unclaimed property specialists were on hand to help residents navigate the lists, complete the claim forms and notarize paperwork.
Fitch said in a previous report that these events are a big help to residents.
“Events like these in Winona, Myrtle, and Pearl last November helped reunite people in those towns with over $60,000,” Fitch said in a statement. “… It is a pleasure to work with mayors, supervisors, legislators, and others to help people claim money the State is holding for them. And, I thank the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors for inviting my office to work with them to help the people of Lauderdale County.”
To search for unclaimed funds, visit www.treasurerlynnfitch.ms.gov/UnclaimedProperty/Pages/default.aspx.