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CFO Jimmy Patronis Announces More Than $24 Million Returned to Floridians in May by the Division of Unclaimed Property

6/8/2020

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 8, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis Announces More Than $24 Million Returned to Floridians in May by the Division of Unclaimed Property

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced that more than $24 million was returned to Florida’s residents and businesses during the month of May by the Division of Unclaimed Property. Since taking office in July 2017, CFO Patronis has recovered and returned more than $961 million to Floridians. This fiscal year, Florida’s Division of Unclaimed Property has returned over $317 million.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I’m extremely pleased to announce that more than $24 million in Unclaimed Property has been returned to Floridians during the month of May. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Florida’s Division of Unclaimed Property has worked tirelessly and returned more than $95 million to the pockets of Floridians when they needed it most. I’m looking forward to continuing this great trajectory and working to make 2020 a record-high year for returns. Individuals and businesses can start your search now at FLTreasureHunt.gov.”
 
Unclaimed Property is a financial asset that is unknown or lost, or has been left inactive, unclaimed or abandoned by its owner. The most common types of unclaimed property are dormant bank accounts, unclaimed insurance proceeds, stocks, dividends, uncashed checks, deposits, credit balances and refunds. Unclaimed property also includes contents from abandoned safe deposit boxes in financial institutions. Unclaimed property assets are held by business or government entities (holders) for a set period of time, usually five years. If the holder is unable to locate, re-establish contact with the owner and return the asset, it is reported and remitted to the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Unclaimed Property.
 
To search for unclaimed property or to claim an account, go online to FLTreasureHunt.gov.
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).