New York state returns more than $1.5 million in lost money every day. Now you can find out if the state has any of your money.
Staff from the New York State Comptroller's Office will be attending community events around the state this month to help people search for lost and forgotten money.
The office oversees more than 39 million unclaimed funds accounts valued at $15.5 billion until the money can be returned.
The unclaimed funds come from old bank accounts, utility deposits, uncashed checks, insurance claims, stocks and other sources that have been dormant for a number of years.
There will be events at the upcoming Erie County Fair on August 8 from noon until 10 p.m. and then August 9-19 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m..
If you can not make one of the events you can search for and claim money by using the online claiming system or by calling 1-800-221-9311.