State Treasurer Returns $6 Million in Unclaimed Property to KC Woman
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State Treasurer Returns $6 Million in Unclaimed Property to KC Woman

Date: December 14, 2011
By: Elizabeth Hagedorn
State Capitol Bureau

Missouri's treasurer says his office thinks it has awarded the largest return in the nation's history.
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Wrap: State Treasurer Clint Zweifel returned 6.1 million dollars in unclaimed property to a woman in Kansas City.

For privacy reasons, Zweifel would not release the name of the woman.

He said it breaks the state record for an individual unclaimed property return and it could even be the highest return in U.S. history.

Zweifel added the state is returning more property than ever before.

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Description: "$6.1 million is a really big number. But we're returning $300, $400, $500 claims every single day to Missourians. That helps with heating and cooling bills. It helps families pay grocery bills."

The average Missourian has about $300 in unclaimed property.

From the state Capitol, I'm Elizabeth Hagedorn, Newsradio 1120 KMOX. 

Missouri's state treasurer says the $6.1 million in unclaimed property returned to a woman in Kansas City could be the largest in U.S. history.
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Wrap: State Treasurer Clint Zweifel would't comment on details of the return or give the woman's name for privacy reasons.

But he did say the return was made up of one security.

The state, Zweifel says, returns unclaimed property every day.

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Description: "The average claim in $300. Three-hundred dollars obviously isn't $6.1 million, but it can mean a heating or cooling bill. It can mean a grocery bill. It could mean school supplies and that's good news for Missourians."

Zweifel says about one in ten Missourians has unclaimed property.  

He says the best way to seek unclaimed property is through the state's website,

From the state Capitol, I'm Elizabeth Hagedorn, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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