JEFFERSON CITY - State Treasurer Clint Zweifel announced Tuesday that he has returned more than $39.5 million in unclaimed property to more than 135,000 accounts in fiscal year 2013. These totals broke the records for property and accounts returned. Zweifel also had the most unclaimed property in program history turned over to his office for return, more than $100 million in fiscal year 2013.
Zweifel has now returned more than $150 million in unclaimed property since 2009, which amounts to 42 percent of all unclaimed [roperty ever returned. Unclaimed property was created in 1985, and became part of the State Treasurer's office in 1993. Treasurer Zweifel's previous records for dollar amount and accounts returned, set in fiscal year 2012, were $38.2 million in unclaimed property to 130,000 account owners.
"My office is holding more than $750 million in unclaimed assets in more than 4.4 million owner accounts," said Zweifel. "The average return is $300 and one in 10 Missourians has unclaimed property."
Amount of unclaimed property still to be returned by region (counties):
Kansas City Region (Bates, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte, Ray): $113.3 million in more than 864,000 accounts.
Mid-Missouri Region (Audrain, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Dent, Gasconade, Howard, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Montgomery, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Phelps, Pulaski, Saline): $27.3 million in more than 307,000 accounts.
Northeast Missouri Region (Adair, Chariton, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Sullivan): $8.3 million in more than 82,000 accounts.
Northwest Missouri Region (Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Worth): $10.4 million in more than 104,000 accounts.
Southeast Missouri Region (Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Wayne): $16.5 million in more than 196,000 accounts.
Southwest Missouri Region (Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Oregon, Ozark, Polk, Shannon, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster, Wright): $39.7 million in more than 445,000 accounts.
St. Louis Region (Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Warren, Washington): $230.8 million in more than 1.5 million accounts.
Account owners can search for their claims at www.ShowMeMoney.com.