Augusta – With the assistance of Senator Eric Brakey (R-Androscoggin) the citizens of Auburn, New Gloucester, Poland, Minot and Mechanic Falls have recouped over $500,000 worth of property from the state of Maine since 2015.
“Any day is a good day when I can help people recover their own money from state government,” said Senator Brakey. “Facilitating the return of unclaimed property to my constituents is easily one of the best duties of serving in the Senate, and I will continue working to help connect folks with any money the State Treasurer is holding for them.”
Unclaimed property consists of money or other personal assets that are considered lost or abandoned when an owner cannot be located for a specific amount of time. Unclaimed property includes, but is not limited to: checking and saving accounts, certificates of deposit, over payments, gift certificate, unpaid wages, stocks, and contents of safety deposit boxes.
Mainers can still search to see if they or family members have unclaimed property. Those interested in inquiring if they are on the Unclaimed Property List can go to https://www.maine.gov/treasurer/unclaimed_property/online/, or contact the Treasurer’s Office by phone at: (207) 624-7470.