Dozens of people who attended Mathews Market Days were a bit richer when they left there Saturday.
According to Mathews Treasurer Wendy Stewart, Virginia’s Unclaimed Property Division, which had a booth at the festival, found $35,116.51 in unclaimed cash for 179 Virginia residents, plus 398 shares of stock of unknown value.
One man discovered $7,000 in cash that he didn’t know he had, while another was owed over $2,000, said Stewart. She said that one out of seven Virginia residents has unclaimed property, so the short time it takes to check with the state could be time well spent.
The Virginia site for checking on unclaimed property is www.VaMoneySearch.org.
The website for searching in other states is www.MissingMoney.com.
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