April 4, 2023 (Saline County, Ark.) – Auditor of State Dennis Milligan’s office notified several entities in Saline County recently that they had more than $63,300 in unclaimed property owed to them through his office’s Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt program.
Milligan met with Bryant Mayor Allen Scott Tuesday regarding more than $33,000 his office is holding for the city in unclaimed funds. He later visited the Humane Society of Saline County and helped it locate more than $7,500 through the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt. Last week, his office delivered a check worth more than $22,000 to Civitan Services in Bryant.
More about the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt:
Unclaimed property occurs when owners abandon an account – through a move or a death, perhaps – and the company or financial institution cannot locate the owner. The money or properties are then submitted to the Auditor of State’s office, which works to connect properties to their rightful owners. It can be any number of items, such as unpaid life insurance benefits, forgotten bank accounts, certificates of deposit, contents of safe deposit boxes, etc.
The Auditor’s office is required by law to return unclaimed property back to citizens. Since Milligan took office on Jan. 10th, his office has returned more than $7 million through the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt.
To see if you might have unclaimed property in Arkansas, visit https://claimitar.com/.
Dennis Milligan was elected Auditor of State in 2023. The Auditor’s office is responsible for ensuring payroll for more than 600 state government elected officials, prosecuting attorneys and deputy prosecutors. The office also administers the state’s Unclaimed Property Program, The Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt. Learn more at https://auditor.ar.gov/.