Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg has been traveling across Nebraska to deliver unclaimed property checks and lost money to local governments and other entities.
At a news conference Thursday in Scottsbluff, Stenberg delivered a check for $92 to the mayor of Gering and a check for nearly $227 to the Scottsbluff Rural Fire Department.
Two weeks ago, Stenberg delivered a check for $7,320 to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney and spent time at the state's unclaimed property booth at the Buffalo County Fair.
The Unclaimed Property Division of the treasurer's office says it has returned more than $6 million in property to
rightful owners so far in 2013 and they are working to get the word out to return even more.
State Treasurer Don Stenberg says his office is holding more than $125 million of property for more than 350,000 Nebraska residents, former residents, or their heirs.
Unclaimed property consists of cash and other personal assets that are considered lost or abandoned after an owner cannot be located for a specified period of time. The property is turned over to the state by banks, insurance companies, merchants, and other businesses.
According to the treasurer's office the most common forms of unclaimed property are dividends, dormant accounts, gift certificates, insurance payments, matured CDs, lost IRAs, wages, rebates, stock and mutual funds, utility deposits, and abandoned safe deposit boxes.
Unclaimed Property specialist will be available to help Nebraskans search and file claims at: