Augusta – With the assistance of Senator Eric Brakey (R-Androscoggin), the citizens of Auburn, Mechanic Falls, Minot, New Gloucester, and Poland recouped over 460 pieces of unclaimed property from the state of Maine, valued at more than $200,000. It is one of the highest amounts recovered for citizens of any Senate District in Maine.
“I am happy to help my constituents in any way I can, and I am especially proud of the work I've done to help them regain their unclaimed property,” said Senator Brakey. “There are many times when people are unaware of property or assets that are rightfully theirs. It is a rewarding part of my job to be able to help so many local citizens recover their property, and I hope that what was recovered is helpful to them and their families.”
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.