FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Laura Wilson, Laura.Wilson@state.sd.us, 773-3378
State Treasurer to Return to Brown County Fair
What: The State Treasurer's Unclaimed Property Division will set up a booth at Brown County Fair to return unclaimed property to the rightful owners.
Where: Brown County Fairgrounds
400 24th Ave NW, Aberdeen, SD 57401
When: Tuesday August 15, 2017 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Wednesday August 16, 2017 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Thursday August 17, 2017 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Friday August 18, 2017 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Saturday August 19, 2017 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Sunday August 20, 2017 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Why: The State Treasurer's Unclaimed Property Division will attend Brown County Fair to return unclaimed funds to South Dakotans.
Unclaimed property refers to accounts in financial institutions, businesses and government agencies that have had no activity for three years or longer.
Currently, the Unclaimed Property Division is holding over $379 million in unclaimed funds. This year alone we have already given back over $27 million. The state holds the money in a custodial capacity until the money can be returned to the rightful owners.
"Our goal is to put money back into the hands of South Dakotans," Treasurer Rich Sattgast said. "That money ultimately makes its way into our economy which is good for our state."
To check for unclaimed property, visit www.sdtreasurer.gov or call the unclaimed property hotline at 1-866-357-2547 to talk to an unclaimed property representative directly.
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