Lincoln– Claims totaling more than $17,000 were processed by the Unclaimed Property Division of the State Treasurer's Office during the Nebraska State Fair, which ended Monday in Grand Island, State Treasurer Don Stenberg said Friday.
"Our Unclaimed Property booth was busy throughout the fair as Nebraskans took the opportunity to search for their names and the names of family members and friends," Treasurer Stenberg said.
"The State Fair is one of our most productive outreach events of the year, and we look forward to helping Nebraskans locate money they didn't know they were missing," said the treasurer.
Unclaimed Property staff members said 92 claims initiated at the State Fair are in the process of being paid to rightful owners for a total of $15,596. Four other claims involve the sale of stock and have not yet been settled, but are expected to add another $2,000 to the total claims paid out during the fair.
Staff members expect to receive additional claims as a result of the fair booth.
"I am sure Nebraskans will continue to call in or file on our website after seeing their names at the fair or hearing about their unclaimed property from a friend or relative," said Meaghan Aguirre, director of the Unclaimed Property Division.
In all, the State Treasurer's Office is holding more than $125 million for more than 350,000 Nebraskans and former Nebraskans.
The Treasurer's Office will host a booth at Husker Harvest Days, Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 11-13.
The Treasurer's Office booth will be in the Diversified Industries Building East.
The Unclaimed Property staff also will host a booth at the Applejack Festival, Sept. 15 and 16, in Nebraska City. The booth will be set up at the Pumpkin Ridge Craft Show, 815 N. 60th Road.
Visitors at both events will be able to search the Treasurer's Office records to see if any unclaimed property is being held in their names or in the names of family and friends. Unclaimed Property specialists will be on hand to assist in searching the database and filing claims.
Nebraskans can check for unclaimed property at any time on the Nebraska State Treasurer's website at www.treasurer.org .