OLEAN, NY – The end of the rainbow may not be the only place to find a pot of gold.
More than $2.3 million is available for city residents in unclaimed funds, and a representative from New York State Comptroller’s office will visit Olean Thursday to help people recover the monies.
“According to the Comptroller’s office there are more than 5,330 active accounts in the 14760 zip code area, with a dollar amount that totals over $2.3 million in unclaimed funds,” said Mayor William J. Aiello.
“Countywide the dollar amount is about $6 million, and the funds can come for sources such as savings accounts, checking accounts, CDs, court funds, dividends, estate proceeds, insurance benefits and policies, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, telephone bills, utilities bills and other funds,” he said.
Aiello said a representative from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office will be available to meet with residents in the Olean Municipal Building at 101 E. State St., Room 119, on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The representative will help residents pursue reimbursement of dormant unclaimed funds held by the Comptroller’s Office of Unclaimed Funds.
To search for unclaimed funds, visit www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf.