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Do You Have Unclaimed $ Held by New York State?

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Rotterdam resident Shele Hamill lost track of her Aunt Sue 30 years ago. After a severe stroke, her widowed, childless aunt died quietly and anonymously in a Florida nursing home. Like many Capital Region residents, Shele is entitled to money her relative left behind at a New York address. That money--and Shele thinks it could be considerable--is being held in a trust by New York State, waiting for the closest relative to claim it.

Shele has begun the process to claim her aunt's investment account. She won't know the amount until the process is complete.

The office of the New York State comptroller is trying to get the message out to New York residents. State senators have begun publicizing theses unclaimed funds to their constituents. That's how Shele learned of the possible funds entitled to her.

Sponsored by the Point Cafe, Bill Klee, Tax Professional, Arthur's Market.