HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut officials are trying to solve a $400 million mystery: Who owns the cash?
The state treasurer's office says the unclaimed funds include dormant balances in savings and checking accounts, unclaimed wages and uncashed checks for insurance benefits. The agency says the money belongs to 887,000 people.
The state on Thursday published the names of nearly 34,000 people who have been recently added to Connecticut's unclaimed properties list, in an effort to find the rightful owners.
Officials say they returned more than $32 million last year to nearly 15,000 people who filed claims.
All unclaimed property and the owners are listed on the Web site www.ctbiglist.com.