On Thursday, February 14, staff from State Treasurer Lynn Fitch’s
office will be available at the Chamber Center in Carthage to help area
residents search the State’s unclaimed property list and file claims for their
“The money on the State unclaimed property list doesn’t belong to
the State,” said Treasurer Lynn Fitch. “It belongs to the people. We are merely custodians and I take my duty
to find the rightful owners and return their funds very seriously. I’m very proud that in my first seven years as
Mississippi’s Treasurer, we’ve returned over $91 million in unclaimed property
to families and businesses. That’s money
that makes a real difference in people’s lives.
I appreciate the Leake County Supervisors inviting my office to Carthage
to serve local citizens.”
“Leake County has a long list of residents on the unclaimed
property listing,” says Board of
Supervisors President Tony Smith.
“These monies could truly help someone.
Asking the State Treasurer’s office to come to Carthage will make it be a
little easier for them to go through the process of claiming the money owed to
Unclaimed property specialists from the Treasurer’s office will be
February 14, 2019
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Chamber Center, 103 N. Pearl Street, Carthage
Staff will be available to help people search the State’s
unclaimed property list and begin the claims process. Individuals planning to attend are encouraged
to bring the following to expedite their claims:
Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military
ID card, etc.)
Your Social Security Card
Proof of address (utility bill, etc.)
Proof of name change (marriage license, divorce
If the owner is deceased, bring the death
certificate, will, obituary, or affidavit of death
Individuals can always check the State’s full listing at www.treasurerlynnfitch.com
to see if the State has any money in their name, as well. It is constantly being updated.