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Indiana Comes Out Ahead Doling Unclaimed Property

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Photo: Daniel Robison/ WFIU

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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