Aiken, SC – The City of Aiken was presented a check in the amount of $9,800 of unclaimed funds from State Treasurer Curtis Loftis today, September 6th in front of the Administration and Finance Building located at 135 Laurens Street. Mayor Pro Tempore, Gail Diggs graciously accepted the large mock check on behalf of the City and made an earlier statement, “The City of Aiken has benefited from the State Treasurer’s Program for unclaimed funds. We encourage our citizens to check treasurer.sc.gov to see if they also have unclaimed funds they can collect. There is nothing better than going to your mailbox and getting money that you were not expecting. Every little bit helps!”

South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis is encouraging folks to Claim Your Cash from the Unclaimed Property Program. The State Treasurer’s Office has more than $550 million in unclaimed property available to give back to South Carolina citizens, businesses and organizations. Examples include dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, unclaimed insurance proceeds and forgotten utility deposits. The Treasurer acts as custodian of these funds until they are claimed by their rightful owners.

Since 2011, Treasurer Loftis has returned more than $158 million in unclaimed property, more than all previous treasurers combined. Treasurer Loftis states, “Now is the perfect time to search the State Treasurer’s website for unclaimed property because valid claims received in September will be processed for payment in plenty of time for the holiday season.” With Christmas just three months away, South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis is encouraging folks to Claim Your Cash for Christmas!