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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TREASURER COWELL RETURNS UNCLAIMED CASH AT STATE FAIR

Presents Check to Susan G. Komen Triangle to Coast in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

RALEIGH – State Treasurer Janet Cowell made an appearance at the NC Cash booth at the State Fair Tuesday, assisting state fairgoers in finding their share of more than $340 million in unclaimed property that may belong to them.

During her visit, Treasurer Cowell presented a check for $15,909 to the Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate. Accepting the check was Komen NC-TTC Executive Director Pam Kohl.

“Our Affiliate is thrilled to be receiving funds from the Unclaimed Cash Division. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so it could not have come at a more appropriate time,” Kohl said. “We work every day to save lives right here in North Carolina and these funds will go a long way in helping us make a real difference.”  Kohl noted that the funds could cover the cost of 1,500 mammograms.

“I always look forward to experiencing the State Fair—and this year I stocked up on some honey and enjoyed apple cider,” Cowell said.  “My fair visit was made even better by handing over money that will help in the fight against breast cancer.”

Since the start of the fair, over $130,000 has been claimed.

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The Unclaimed Property Division of the N.C. Department of State Treasurer returned more than $50 million in unclaimed cash in 2012. 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. North Carolinians can search for unclaimed property at www.nccash.com​.