LITTLE ROCK — Some $23.9 million in unclaimed property has been added to the $155.1 million left over from previous years for the 2012 Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt, Auditor Charlie Daniels announced Wednesday.
The treasures turned over to the state auditor’s office under Arkansas Unclaimed Property Program include abandoned bundles of cash and coins, stocks, bonds, jewelry, baseball card and stamp collections and foreign currency, Daniels said.
Daniels said he hopes to track down as many owners as he can.
“With nearly 700,000 names on the list, there’s a good chance we could have property belonging to you,” Daniels said. “That is why we encourage everyone to check their local newspaper or take a look at our website.”
The list of unclaimed items will be published in newspapers across the state starting Thursday, but people also can search the auditor’s website anytime.
Since the treasure hunt began in 1984, more than $90 million in items have been returned to their original owners.
People who think they may have unclaimed assets can also call 1-800-claim-it for information.
If the owner is not found within three years, the property will be auctioned and the money will go to the state treasury.
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