BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Department of the Treasury located nearly $70,000 in unclaimed money for a victim of the August floods during an event this weekend at the Mall of Louisiana, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.

In all, the Treasury returned approximately $176,000 to Louisianians who stopped by the event to search for Unclaimed Property.

“We held this event in Baton Rouge to make it easier for flood victims to search for Unclaimed Property. So many of our Louisiana families are struggling to rebuild,” said Treasurer Kennedy. “One flood victim found more than $34,000 of her own money as well as $35,000 in cash and stock from her late mother’s estate.”

The Unclaimed Property program has returned more than $407 million to almost 630,000 Louisiana citizens since 1972. A few times a year, Treasury employees go to shopping malls to increase awareness about the Unclaimed Property program.

Unclaimed Property includes old bank accounts, insurance proceeds, utility deposits and other lost money sources.

Treasurer Kennedy encourages Louisiana residents who could not attend Saturday’s Unclaimed Property Awareness Day to search for missing money online at www.LATreasury.comor call the Treasury’s toll-free hotline at 1-888-925-4127 (Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Contact:
Michelle Millhollon
(225) 342-0012
mmillhollon@treasury.state.la.us