CLEVELAND - The Ohio Department of Commerce is urging residents to check a new listing of unclaimed funds to see if they are due any money.
The list of unclaimed funds that will run as an advertisement in Ohio’s newspapers on Tuesday, and the Cuyahoga County ad includes 26,191 unclaimed funds accounts worth more than $16.8 million.
“I hope that residents of Cuyahoga County will take a couple of minutes to check to see if you, your family or your friends have unclaimed funds,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Department of Commerce.
A comprehensive list of unclaimed funds is available using a database from the Department of Commerce’s website: http://5.wews.com/aDs
Overall, there are 728,582 unclaimed funds accounts in Cuyahoga County, valued at more than $138 million, according to the Department of Commerce.
In Fiscal Year 2010, the division paid 41,992 claims worth more than $55.3 million. The average claim was for $1,318.
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