Does New York State have your money?

Staff from State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's Office will be attending community events around the state this month to help residents search for lost and forgotten money.

They'll be at the Boilermaker Expo at Mohawk Valley Community College on Friday from noon to 7:00 and Saturday from 8:00 to 4:30.

Staff members will also be at the Great American Irish Festival at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds in Frankfort on July 27th from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. and n July 28th from 11:00 to 11:00.

DiNapoli's oversees more than 39 unclaimed funds valued at $15.5 billion.

The billions in unclaimed funds come from old bank accounts, utility deposits, uncashed checks, insurance claims, stocks and other sources that have been dormant for a number of years. Some accounts hold money that has been lost and forgotten since the 1940s.

“I encourage everyone to come out and search for money that may be waiting for them,” DiNapoli said. “We return more than $1.5 million a day to residents across the state, but we want to do more. It’s your money, we want to give it back.”

Residents who cannot make it to the events can search for and claim their money by using the online claiming system or by calling 1-800-221-9311.

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