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New app will help you find unclaimed money

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is on a tour of the state trying to reunite citizens with unclaimed property.  The state has about $350 million worth of unclaimed property, mostly money, to give back to the rightful owners.  We're talking about things like unclaimed wages, savings and checking accounts, stock dividends, insurance proceeds and safe deposit box contents.  Thursday Zoeller stopped in Michiana and unveiled a new smart phone app to help you find your unclaimed property.  The app is called "Indiana Unclaimed"

"The new app is meant to bring it into a new generation," said Zoeller.  Along with the new app he also introduced a new mascot, a rescue dog named, Buck.  Talking about Buck Zoeller said, "he immediately went over to the change machine and sniffed out the money...so he's got a nose for it." 

He's hoping the new app and new dog catch your attention so you'll check to see if some of the state's 350 million dollars in unclaimed property belongs to you.  "There's hardly a place we go where we don't find people with unclaimed money...it's a lot more common than you would think," said Zoeller.

That definitely proved true when we took the app to the public.  Several people were shocked to learn they have unclaimed money.  "I Didn't realize stuff was out there like that," said Matt Crider.  Tara Layne said, "I was surprised "  And Jennifer Miller discovered her husband has some unclaimed money.  "I wasn't expecting it when I looked at it.  I thought there'd be no way it'd be us," said Miller.

Every year more unclaimed property is turned over to the state so it's also good to keep check back at Indiana Unclaimed, either with the app or online.  The app only lets you search for your money but you can claim it at the website for Indiana Unclaimed.  You can do that and find the latest information on how to find unclaimed money HERE.

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