More Than $200,000 Claimed at the Wisconsin State Fair
For 11 days at the Wisconsin State Fair, State Treasurer Kurt Schuller and the Unclaimed Property Unit helped nearly 7,000 people find money they either never knew they had or had forgotten about. Unclaimed Property Examiners are already working hard returning the more than $200,000 claimed from August 8th thru August 14th.
I personally helped hundreds of Wisconsinites make their claims at the Fair. It’s a privilege to go to these events, talk to people about their missing money and help them get it back quickly!
The largest claim at the State Fair belonged to a Pewaukee woman who found more than $65,000 waiting for her among the $395 million we are holding in Unclaimed Property. More than $30,000 was claimed instantly by people choosing the “fast track” option for claiming money. If the claimant’s social security number matched what we had in the system, their claim was “fast tracked” and they received a check within 5 days. 355 people chose to use “fast track”. More than 4,000 people had claim forms mailed to their homes and approximately 2,500 more took claim forms home with them.
The next stop for the Unclaimed Property Unit – The Brown County Fair later this week!
Unclaimed Property Outreach Event
Brown County Fair
1500 Fort Howard Ave
De Pere, WI 54115-2320
August 17th – August 21st
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