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Unclaimed money in Lyon County, Iowa exceeds $125,000

Past and present Iowans can search their name at GreatIowaTreasureHunt.gov to locate any unclaimed property owed to them.

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald has released the newest report of Lyon County residents who are in the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt.

“This past year, there was a total of $49 million reported to the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt,” said Fitzgerald. “In Lyon County alone, $125,000 was remitted, meaning you, a neighbor or a favorite local business could be in the database.”

Under unclaimed property law, when companies and other entities are unable to locate the rightful owner of money and valuables in their possession, they are required to report it to the State by Nov. 1 each year. Assets reported to the state include uncashed payroll checks, abandoned savings accounts, lost stocks and more.

A list of the Top 25 Lyon County people and businesses with the amount of unclaimed property follows: Patricia Jackson, $49,617.77; Grada J. Weenink, $43,727.16; Steven Collins, $38,633.35; Albert George Blauwet, $11,240.32; Donald W. Hubbard, $9,251.11; Speed Jiujitsu, $7,739.03; Morgan Carrie, $7,305.22; Ronald Heubrock, $6,801.08; Tolbie A. Lucus $4,390.05 and $4,234.18; Collette Miller, $4,136.93; James Alexander, $3,357.83; Rose E. Peters, $3,297.43; Marshall E. Smith, $3,035.06; M.D. Wiarda, $2,821.41; Charles Kooistra, $2,745.96; John R. Moran, $2,689.29; Novartis Animal Health US IN, $2,572.37; Donne Harold Estate, $2,400; Martin L. Powell, $2,368.82; Robert J. Flakus, $2,296.51; Jason Boer, $2,140; Eric P. Drenth, $1,996.69; Estate of Edward Feikema (deceased), $1,647; and Irma D. Kirkland, $1,559.23.

Past and present Iowans can search their name at GreatIowaTreasureHunt.gov to locate any unclaimed property owed to them. For additional National Unclaimed Property Day festivities, join Fitzgerald on his Twitter and Facebook pages on Feb. 1 for the announcement of more names. Visit GreatIowaTreasureHunt.gov to learn more about unclaimed property and the program.

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