Utica, NY (WIBX) - New York has $12-billion in unclaimed money and state officials want to return it to its rightful owners. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is sending representatives across the state throughout August, to hold public events to determine who the money belongs to.

People living in Central New York can learn more about the unclaimed funds at the upcoming State Fair in Syracuse. Officials will be at the Senior Health Fair from August 23rd to September 3rd to guide residents through the process and determine if some of the $12-billion belongs in their pockets. To find out if New York owes you money visit, www.osc.state.ny.us, or call this toll free number: 1-800-221-9311.