State Treasury still has $194M in unclaimed property vault

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PITTSBURGH —

A former Pittsburgh resident has come forward to claim more than 200 pieces of jewelry from the State Treasury’s unclaimed property vault.

The items include a 12 carat diamond ring, a 5 carat diamond ring, gold coins and Rolex watches.

They were featured in a Channel 11 news story this past July on the treasury’s vault and were found inside an unclaimed safety deposit box that was turned over to the state.

The state’s unclaimed property list is constantly updated and Foose encourages people to check the site often.

Currently, Western Pennsylvanians are more than $194 million in unclaimed property .

“Even if their claim is not as extravagant as this haul, , our average claim is $1,200, so it’s still very much worth their time to search.  After all, who can’t use some extra cash this time of year,” said spokeswoman Elizabeth Foose.

Residents of Allegheny County have the most amount of unclaimed property, with more than $124 million, followed by Westmoreland and Washington Counties. Below is the break down by counties.

 

 


Properties Available for Claim

Claims Paid Since 01/01/2012

Allegheny

 

$124,585,053.00

 

$8,191,506.30

Armstrong

 

$2,348,054.66

 

$131,149.50

Beaver

 

$8,265,242.51

 

$517,507.97

Butler

 

$6,758,159.54

 

$507,617.73

Clarion

 

$1,082,154.15

 

$54,634.15

Fayette

 

$6,370,762.66

 

$364,734.03

Greene

 

$1,424,958.44

 

$65,479.53

Indiana

 

$3,168,782.50

 

$261,370.42

Lawrence

 

$4,235,819.78

 

$215,491.36

Mercer

 

$4,798,594.38

 

$443,235.50

Venango

 

$2,640,189.10

 

$190,392.01

Washington

 

$10,074,796.61

 

$740,242.83

Westmoreland

 

$18,729,950.92

 

$1,505,298.53


 


 

 

Total

 

$194,482,518.22

 

$13,188,659.86