Treasury to Continue Aggressive Effort to Return CCC Tolls and Other Unclaimed Funds

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Department of the Treasury refunded more than $188,000 in unclaimed monies at an Unclaimed Property Awareness and Refund The Tolls event this past Saturday at Oakwood Center in Gretna, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.

“We more than doubled the amount of money refunded at our last Unclaimed Property event six months ago,” said Treasurer Kennedy. “In addition to returning toll refunds totaling anywhere from $10 to $40, we were also able to find several big unclaimed property claims for individuals including one for $16,000.”

Treasurer Kennedy and his staff were stationed in the JC Penney wing of Oakwood Center for roughly seven hours on Saturday where they walked thousands of people through the process to file a claim to receive their money.

The average Unclaimed Property claim is $900 and usually includes old savings and checking accounts, payroll checks, CDs, stocks and dividends, insurance proceeds, oil and gas royalty payments, utility deposits and similar funds. The average CCC toll refund is roughly $40 and may include GeauxPass account balances, tag deposits or tolls paid in 2013.

Since July 1, the Treasury has issued more than 17,800 CCC refunds totaling more than $763,000. The Treasury has one year to assist the over 168,000 GeauxPass customers who have $5 million in unclaimed CCC tolls to process their claims.

Treasurer Kennedy encourages Louisiana residents who were unable to attend Saturday’s event to search for missing money online at www.LATreasury.com or by calling the Treasury’s toll-free hotline at 1-888-925-4127 (Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Citizens only wanting to claim CCC refunds should visit RefundTheTolls.com, download the one-page claim form, and mail it to State Treasurer John Kennedy ATTN: Refund The Tolls (please list for faster processing) P.O. Box 44154, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4154.

Contact:
Sarah Mulhearn
(225) 342-0012
smulhearn@treasury.state.la.us