HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pa. Treasury Department is reminding Pennsylvanians to check to see if they have any unclaimed property with the state; there's $4 billion worth of unclaimed property sitting with the department.
"That doesn't belong to us," Treasury Secretary Stacy Garrity said. "It belongs to Pennsylvanians."
According to the Pa. Treasury Department, 1 in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property, and the average claim is worth $2,000.
"Unclaimed property can be from an old bank account, it can be from a retirement account, stock certificate, check someone never cashed, tangible items like jewelry, baseball cards," Garrity said.
With a recent system upgrade, she says, checking and claiming property is now easier than ever.
"We've eliminated red tape, we no longer require a notary for claims under $1,500" she explained.
To see if you have any unclaimed property, click here.