Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today asked Floridians to check for unclaimed property prior to his Bureau of Unclaimed Property’s Statewide Auction, an annual sale of unclaimed safe deposit box contents turned over to the state. The auction, which is open to the public, will be held June 8, in Tampa, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced today the arrests of Derek Shawn Kellog, 31, Crawfordville; Corey Jermaine Brownlee, 30, Jacksonville; and Sean McCaslin, 49, Tallahassee; employees of Roofmasters, Inc., for acting as unlicensed public adjusters while soliciting homeowners for roof repairs in the Tallahassee area.
Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, joined by other members of the Florida Cabinet, will be holding the first meeting for the month of May in Lake Nona Medical City. The day’s events will begin with a breakfast at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and the Cabinet meeting at Nemours Children’s Hospital. The day will culminate with the Florida Cabinet touring Medical City.
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Financial scams targeting the elderly is an issue that hits close to home, says Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. His 88-year-old mother, who lives in Palm Beach County, is deluged with all sorts of shady solicitations. "I am stunned at the attempts," Atwater said Friday afternoon at an Operation Stop Adult Financial Exploitation workshops. The state's top financial officer is going around the state launching Operation SAFE to help educate how those 65 years old and above can protect themselves from fraudsters.
In a small room in a downtown Tallahassee office building sit mounds of treasure — some of it worth thousands of dollars and some nothing more than its place in someone's memories.
Florida's Chief Financial Officer is holding on to more than $1 billion of your money, and a new law is now making it easier than ever to claim that cash.