Photo: Central Council
More than $350 million worth of unclaimed property is in the state‘s possession right now. Attorney General Greg Zoeller decided to go to Victory Field and pose with a pair of dogs in an effort to get the attention of those who might own some of the property – the two dogs being Buck, a mixed-breed who was rescued by a shelter, and Rowdie, mascot for the Indianapolis Indians.
“Buck is helping us locate the rightful owners of unclaimed property in Indiana,” said Zoeller.
Unclaimed property includes investment earnings, insurance proceeds, and money from savings and checking accounts. There are a few physical items, but Zoeller says that makes up less than one-percent of the state‘s unclaimed property holdings.
“An old bank account, if you moved from college and had an unreturned utility deposit, people whose parents took out some type of insurance program. There are many, many ways.”
You can search online to see if you or a member of your family has unclaimed property. The database is also available on smartphones and tablets through the free Indiana Unclaimed app.