Newspaper inserts list unclaimed property owners
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State Treasurer John Perdue's office is using newspaper inserts this month in an attempt to locate people with unclaimed property.
The office is placing the inserts in newspapers around the state starting next week. The insert contains 13,000 names representing assets worth at least $50. None of the names have been advertised before.
The newspaper inserts are done twice a year and Perdue said the responses they generate keep his unclaimed property staff busy.
By state law, the largest newspapers in each county receive the inserts.
Examples of unclaimed property include forgotten utility deposits, a final paycheck from an employer or unredeemed stock dividends.