Claim Your Cash

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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Tens of thousands of people in our area are owed over $2 billion in unclaimed cash and property. Are you one of them?

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"I guarantee you have a better chance of getting money from our unclaimed property than you do of winning the lottery," says Maryland's Comptroller Peter Franchot. "And it's free. You don't have to buy a ticket."

The money is kept in state treasuries and comes from inactive bank accounts, stock dividends, insurance payouts, uncashed paychecks, and store refunds.

Jeff Barnette, Associate Treasurer for the District, says the city is holding $165-million in cash and items.

Maryland and Virginia have close to $2 billion worth of cash and items waiting to be claimed.

"I don't think the general public is aware of it," says Virginia Treasurer, Manju Ganeriwala,  "and sometimes people are skeptical."

This was the case for Kyle Mealey, a recent college graduate from Bethesda.

"I had a family friend of ours call me up," says Mealey.

Once he did a little investigating, Mealey realized he had $700 coming his way.

"The money is coming from Guitar Center," says Mealey.  "I had sold them some used gear I had and then closed my bank account before they could credit it.  Plus I moved."

"It's Christmas," says Comptroller Franchot.  "We're holding money for over 870-thousand people. Go for it."

Maryland, Virginia and the District paid out $100 million in claims last year.  The average payout was $1,000.  But it isn't just cash.

Luxury items are waiting to be claimed from the vaults of our state and city treasuries.  Things like a 4-carat diamond ring, a bracelet 7 times blingier than that, art work, silver, and collectibles such as baseball cards and Confederate dollar bills.

There is also the unusual.  In Virginia there is the prosthetic leg.  In Maryland. an urn dating back to 1995, filled with the cremated remains of Barbara de Gruchy.  And in DC, a madam's little black book chock full of names. 

"We won't get into specifics of the names," says Associate Treasurer Barnette. "No one has claimed that one yet."

The items come primarily from dormant safe deposit boxes that are handed over to the states.

"We are actually holding some jewels right now that are valued at over $600,000," says Treasurer Ganeriwala.

When items aren't claimed they are eventually auctioned off by the states and city on eBay.

"It's your money and property," says Comptroller Franchot.  "Why don't you go and look for it?" 

February 29, 2012 List:



Helen Abiaad of Alexandria

Sam Ackerman of Alexandria

MC Adams of Arlington

Tas Ahmed of Ashburn

Jacob Allen of Catlett

Patricia Antis of Chantilly

Lance Ashby of Warrenton

Adam Baig of Woodbridge

Stacy Baltimore of Arlington

Julie Barklage of Arlington

Ronnetta Barnes of Alexandria

Mary Jane Barre of Aldie

Irwin Bart of Reston

Judith Baxter of Fairfax Station

WD Belcher of Bristow

Nancy Bentley of Burke

Leslie Bimber of Burke

Robert Bonnette of Ashburn

Carrington Booth of Dale City

Julie Boucher of Fort Belvoir

Libby Brenner of Burke

Heather Broll of Alexandria

Valerie Brown of Dale City

Cathryn Burgess of Fairfax

Dominique Butler of Annandale

Connolly Butterfield of Arlington

William Byrd of Reston

Alicia Campi of Burke

Jorge Carpio of Dumfries

Maria Castro of Annandale

Bok Chong of Annandale

David Chong of Aldie

Jerome Cler of Arlington

Jeremiah Corbitt of Centreville

Denise Costa of Purcellville

Sharon Crilly of Centreville

John Crouse of Arlington

Virginia Cummings of Springfield

Leena Dhindsa of Ashburn

Debra Dodge of Chantilly

John W. English of Falls Church

Jay Feldman of Herndon

Craig Felner of Vienna

Dale Fenn of Arlington

Millard Flow of Fairfax Station

Marie Flynn of Herndon

Todd Frankson of Hume

Edward Franz of Ashburn

Kimberly Freeman of Dale City

Elvira Garcia of Spotsylvania

Debra Gardner of Lorton

Luis Gavino of Bristol

Sherry Glawe of Woodbridge

Angus Green of Burke

Charlene Greene of Reston

Dawn Grist of Bristow

Mercedes Hackett of Centreville

Benjamin Hamilton of Alexandria

Jeng Han of Annandale

John Hogan of Chantilly

Pamela Holmes of Ashburn

William Hotaling of Vienna

Rolando Kasilag of Burke

Virginia Keeter of Centreville

Dong Kim of Annandale

Michael Laws of Aldie

Dianne Lips of Fairfax Station

Eva Lott of Arlington

Rupert Lyles of Arlington

Milton Mathis of Fairfax

Helen Moore of McLean

Anita Moreno of Berryville

Sharyl Nelson of Chantilly

Ronald Novak of Clifton

Kathleen Oakes of Ashburn

David Powell of Ashburn

Joanne E. Rossi of Fairfax

Katherine Rowan of Clifton

Carla Ryder of Dale City

William A. Savory of Falls Church

Dale Sharper of Fairfax Station

Paula Sharper of Fairfax Station

Frances Sitler of Falls Church

Willard Sitler of Falls Church

Nancy Springer of Sterling

Susan Still of Falls Church

Carolyn Taylor of Waterford

Patricia Stils of Winchester

Walid Taj of Woodbridge

Deborah Taub of Burke

Winnie Trolin of Springfield

Kenneth Willis of Ashburn

Wilma Wise of of Woodbridge




Charles Acker of Capitol Heights

Shakeel Ahmed of Rockville

Brian Bingham of Upper Marlboro

David Cinnamon of Silver Spring

Steven Divver of Frederick

Zelda Dixon of Silver Spring

Gwendolyn Dodson of Beltsville

Irene Dorsey of Bethesda

Sara Doyle of Silver Spring

Adam Ehart of Bethesda

Darlene Elder of Silver Spring

Brian Ford of Damascus

Emily Franey of Silver Spring

Candy Frazier of Frederick

Carl Fleck of La Plata

Lorraine Freeman of Silver Spring

David Fudd of Capitol Heights

Arturo Fuentes of Berwyn Heights

Jeffrey Gibbs of Kensington

Jean Griffis of Montgomery Village

Thomas Hall of Ellicott City

Bruce Hunter of Columbia

Francene Hunter of District Heights

Donald Hurowitz of Germantown

Karl Johe of Potomac

Samuel John of Bethesda

Daryl Johnson of Gaithersburg

Jennifer Johnson of Clarksburg

Nancy Kiefer of Lonaconing

Amy Kimmel of North Potomac

Mensah King of Gaithersburg

Robert Kirzner of Frederick

Edsal Lindsey of Laurel

David Lynn of Laurel

TJ Market of Takoma Park

Julian Markham of Fort Washington

Les Markman of Columbia

Katherine Martinko of Gaithersburg

Evans Masyongo of Silver Spring

Polly Matzinger of Bethesda

Earnest Matthews of Upper Marlboro

Odell Myles of Chevy Chase

Michael Renegar of Columbia

June Renner of Boonsboro

Mark Renner of Gaithersburg

Adela Reyes of Chillum

Enrique Reynoso of Beltsville

Mary Reynolds of Waldorf

Paula Ricci of Clarksburg

Leonard Rice of Silver Spring

Corine Robertson of Germantown

Mary Ritchie of Ellicott City

Rolondo Rivera of Adelphi

Santos Rivera of Beltsville

Erica Robensen of Hyattsville

Erriel Roberson of Columbia

Gerald Scott of Bowie

Pat Singer of Silver Spring

Valerie Sipes of Hagerstown

Seymour Steinberg of Bowie

Cindy Steinfink of Rockville

EthanTelcher of Bethesda

Ferrold Thomas of Bowie

Timothy Trevan of Bethesda

Rebecca Turner of Fort Washington

Virginia Ulinski of Wheaton

Joan Uphole of Germantown

Jose Valezuez of Silver Spring

Avery Whitehead of Silver Spring

Shakia Word of Fort Washington

Richard Workman of Brandywine

Andy Yoo of Burtonsville

Rose Zeigler of Bowie




Annie Ash of Northwest

Bertha Bean of Southeast

Matthew Bodnar of Northwest

Ethel Brown of Northwest

William Bryant of Northwest

Shauntay Byrd of Southwest

Lisa Carson of Northeast

Anne Cauman of Southwest

Mary Coane of Northwest

Julius Dasch of Southwest

Larissa Davie of Northeast

Siri Davies of Southeast

Cynthia Earl of Northwest

Tyson Elgin of Northwest

Kelvin Elmore of Southeast

Patricia Enright of Northwest

Harvey Ferguson of Southeast

Krystal Ferguson of Northwest

Irma Galane of Northeast

Edith Garcia of Northwest

Ralph Geiger of Northwest

Mary Helen Gingery of Northwest

Jose Gonzalez of Northwest

Steven Graham of Northeast

Larry Greer of Northwest

Jillian Grey of Northwest

Sonia Gulab of Northeast

Mae Haney of Northwest

Emily Hargrove of Northwest

Essie Hariston of Northeast

Michael Harrison of Southeast

Tara Harrison of Northeast

Tyra Harrison of Northwest

David Harry of Northeast

Natira Holloway of Northeast

Jay Ingram of Northwest

Mary Jacobs of Southeast

Margaret Johnson of Northeast

Aaron Jones of Southeast

Carl Kidd of Northeast

Latricia Kinch of Northwest

Doris Lavender of Northwest

Jeff Levin of Southeast

Louise Lewis of Northeast

Pauline Lewis of Northwest

Phyllis Lewis of Southeast

Edward Lockard of Northeast

Darren Lomax of Northeast

Casey Long of Southeast

Stuart Long of Southeast

Jason Martin of Northeast

William Massey of Northwest

Maureen Master of Northeast

Truman Morrison of Northwest

Thomas Mulloy of Northeast

Noe Nataren of Southeast

Anthony Norris of Southeast

Jessica Odom of Northeast

Shannon O'Keefe of Northeast

Damien Parker of Southeast

Maurice Perry of Southwest

Victoria Powell of Southeast

Eric Price of Northeast

Marco Rivera of Northwest

Shaleta Roberson of Northeast

Antwan Robinson of Northeast

Bernard Robinson of Southeast

Zynda Sellers of Northeast

James Shelton of Southeast

Charles Sords of Southwest

Leif Sorenson of Northwest

Catherine Spragg of Northwest

Leslie L. Thomas of Northwest

Diane V. Vickers of Northwest

Elena Victoria of Northwest

Franklin Wagner of Northwest

Gabriel Wam of Northwest

Jeffrey Younger of Southeast

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