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Indiana Comes Out Ahead Doling Unclaimed Property

While Indiana AG's office spends heavily to promote its database of $350 million of unclaimed assets, the state actually makes money from the enterprise.

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller (left), Dist. 65 Rep. Eric Koch (center) and Dist. 61 Rep. Matt Pierce announce the state returned $42 million in unclaimed property last year, a mere 12 percent of the state’s total holdings.

Last year, the Indiana Attorney General’s office returned more than $42 million in unclaimed property to its rightful owners. While that’s the second highest total in the state’s history, it’s still only 12 percent of what the state is currently sitting on. While the office spends heavily to maintain and promote its database of $350 million of unclaimed assets,  WFIU’s Daniel Robison reports the state actually makes money from the enterprise.

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Daniel started as WFIU's Assistant News Director in July 2008. He graduated with a B.A. in history in 2007 and earned an M.A. in journalism two years later. Daniel hosts Ask the Mayor weekly and the occasional Noon Edition. He also hosts Morning Edition on Thursdays, sleepily. Daniel's beats include everything News Director Stan Jastrzebski wants him to cover. And it feels strange to type biography of myself in the third person like this. So that's that.

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