State officials say they’re working aggressively to reunite Ohioans with their hard-earned money.
David Goodman, Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Unclaimed Funds, says often people forget to cash checks or life insurance policies or maybe it’s an old bank account that has gone dormant.
He says the state holds on to those funds until the rightful owner can be found.
Goodman says claims vary in amount.
Goodman says there are several very simple ways for people to search for unclaimed funds and to initiate the claims process.
Goodman also is encouraging local governments and school districts to search for their forgotten funds.