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Fitch hosts Florence unclaimed property event

Mississippians will have the opportunity to search the State’s unclaimed property list on Saturday, November 10 at Florence Day. Staff members from State Treasurer Lynn Fitch’s office will be available at the event to help area residents search unclaimed property listings and file claims for their funds.

“Since I took office as Treasurer in January 2012, my office has distributed over $90 million in unclaimed property,” said Treasurer Fitch.  “This represents 56% of all the funds distributed through the State unclaimed property program since it began in 1982.  We have been so successful thanks to partnerships with local and state elected leaders and I appreciate Mayor Morris inviting us to join him in helping Florence residents claim their money.  It’s a great economic stimulus program and can make a real impact in people’s lives.”

Unclaimed property specialists from Fitch’s office will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hemphill Park, Highway 468 in Florence, Mississippi.

“Florence Day is already a great day for family fun and community fellowship,” said Florence Mayor Bob Morris.  “The only thing that might make it better is finding money with the help of Treasurer Fitch’s unclaimed property team!  Come join us at Florence Day and make sure to stop by Treasurer Fitch’s table while you’re here.”

Individuals planning to attend are encouraged to bring the following items to expedite their claims:

  • Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID card, etc.)
  • Your Social Security Card
  • Proof of address (utility bill, etc.)
  • Proof of name change (marriage license, divorce decree, etc.)
  • If the owner is deceased, bring the death certificate, will, obituary, or affidavit of death

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