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By Heather Rutz hrutz@civitasmedia.com



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LIMA — Some extra cash could be heading your way.


The annual list of unclaimed funds produced by the Ohio Department of Commerce shows 43,186 accounts are entitled to a total of $6.2 million from Allen County unclaimed fund accounts, according to the Ohio Department of Commerce. That's an average of $144 per account.


“The Department of Commerce Division of Unclaimed Funds is committed to reuniting Ohioans with their hard-earned money,” said Commerce Director Andre T. Porter. “This money can help Ohioans buy a tank of gas, pay off some bills, make a needed home repair or even expand a business, which means jobs in Ohio.”


The names of people who have at least $50 available to them are listed in an eight-page advertising tabloid that is inserted in today's edition of The Lima News. Other accounts can be found at www.unclaimedfundstreasurehunt.ohio.gov.


Unclaimed funds are money or the rights to money that have been dormant or forgotten. Some common examples include checking and savings accounts, rent and utility deposits, uncashed checks, undelivered stock certificates and uncashed insurance policies.


In fiscal year 2013, the Unclaimed Funds division paid 53,580 claims worth about $69.2 million. The average claim was $1,292.


The tabloid in The Lima News includes a form that is needed to claim the funds. The list of names are alphabetical with last known addresses. The list in the insert includes individuals and businesses.


For details about unclaimed funds, call 877-644-6823.

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