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Estes brings unclaimed property to state fair


Special to The Hays Daily News

Special to The Hays Daily News

TOPEKA -- State Treasurer Ron Estes is urging this year's 2014 Kansas State Fair attendees to visit his unclaimed property booth to check if a portion of $295 million in missing money belongs to them.

The State Treasurer's Office booth will be fully equipped with a computerized database and staff ready to help Kansans search for and claim unclaimed property Sept. 5 to 14.

"We had great success during last year's State Fair, returning more than $425,000 to respective owners; and we hope to have even better results this year," said Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes. "I encourage everyone to stop by and check for their name and the names of family and friends."

Unclaimed property comes from forgotten bank accounts, stocks, bonds, insurance premium overpayments, refunds, abandoned safe deposit boxes and other property. It is the treasurer's goal to locate the rightful owners and heirs of unclaimed assets currently being held by the State of Kansas.

People who are unable to attend the fair can search for unclaimed property online at www.kansascash.com or by calling 1-800-432-0386.

Ron Estes is the 39th state treasurer for the state of Kansas and is the first state-wide elected official from the city of Wichita in 20 years. He was elected to serve as the Midwest Regional Vice President for the National Association of State Treasurers 2012-2013, and now serves on the College Savings Plans Network Executive Board. Ron has also served as treasurer for both Sedgwick County and the Kansas County Treasurers' Association. He was born in Topeka and is a fifth-generation Kansan. His family continues to run a farm in Osage County. Ron and his wife, Susan, have three children.