TREASURER COWELL APPEARS LIVE ON FOX CHARLOTTE MORNING SHOW
Treasurer returns more than $100,000 in unclaimed cash to
Charlotte area residents
CHARLOTTE - State Treasurer Janet Cowell appeared live today
in Charlotte on Fox News Rising’s “Wilson’s World” morning show with Jon
Wilson. During her appearance, she returned a total of more than $100,000 in
unclaimed property to citizens and businesses in the Queen City.
“Returning unclaimed cash is one of the most fun and
rewarding parts of my job as State Treasurer," Cowell said. “Many people
are not aware they have unclaimed cash, and it can make a really big difference
in their lives.”
The show included the presentation of a $23,000 check to
Charlotte resident Doug Beamer, a retiree and former IBM employee.
"My wife and I plan to take a vacation first. We
haven't been on a vacation in two to three years," said Beamer when asked
what he plans to do with the money.
David Bedinger, vice president of Honey Properties, found
nearly $34,000 in the NCCash database that was owed to his company.
"We had no idea this money was out there, and we're
just elated that y'all came and found it for us," Bedinger said.
As the total amount of unclaimed property returned grew
during the segment, so did a backpack full of bricks worn by Wilson. For every $10,000,
Cowell placed one brick in Wilson’s pack for a total of 10 bricks by the end of
the show. The brick challenge was inspired by Cowell’s participation in the
GORUCK Challenge, a team event modeled after Special Forces training.
“I didn’t think it could get any better than returning
thousands of dollars in unclaimed cash to the citizens of Charlotte,” Cowell
said, “But watching Jon with a backpack full of bricks definitely added to the
Watch the Fox News Rising segment here
Unclaimed Property Program:
Unclaimed property consists of bank accounts, wages, utility
deposits, stocks, bonds, and other property types that have been abandoned due
to a loss of communication or oversight. The Unclaimed Property Division of the
N.C. Department of State Treasurer returned more than $44 million in unclaimed
cash in 2011. North Carolinians can search for unclaimed property at