Contact: Brad Young (919) 807-3132

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 21, 2014

Media Advisory

TREASURER COWELL TO RETURN UNCLAIMED CASH AT STATE FAIR

Will Present Check to American Red Cross

RALEIGH – State Treasurer Janet Cowell will be making an appearance at the Department of State Treasurer's NC Cash booth at the State Fair Wednesday to return a sizeable claim to the National American Red Cross.

Treasurer Cowell will also be assisting state fairgoers in finding their share of more than $350 million in unclaimed property that may belong to them. During the fair’s opening weekend, close to $130,000 has been claimed – including a claim for just over $86,000!

WHAT: NC Cash at State Fair

WHO: NC State Treasurer Janet Cowell and Barry Porter, Regional Executive of Eastern NC, National American Red Cross

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2014

WHERE: NC State Fair, Kerr Scott Building, NC Cash Booth, Space #23 & 24

Please RSVP to brad.young@nctreasurer.com​

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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 2013. 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.

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