Madden seeks to help people find unclaimed property

HARRISBURG, March 6 – In an effort to help people recover lost revenue and property, state Rep. Maureen Madden’s offices will hold a two-day unclaimed property event next week.

“The state Treasurer's Office estimates it is holding $2.3 billion in unclaimed property. This means many people living in Monroe County may have unclaimed property but don’t know about it. This free event will help people to discover if the state is holding any of their financial property,” said Madden, D-Monroe.

The free unclaimed property event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16 and March 17 at Madden’s offices located at 18 S. 9th St. in Stroudsburg, 570-420-2850, and 354 Memorial Blvd., Room 4 in Tobyhanna, 570-894-7905.

Unclaimed property is essentially money or valuables left behind waiting for owners to claim.

“A person may have unclaimed property if they started a new job without receiving their final paycheck from their last job, opened a savings or checking account and forgot about it, have inheritance from a relative that they never received, or if they forgot to redeem a gift certificate and it expired. My staff and I want to help people put their money back in their wallet,” Madden said.