Treasurer Magaziner, Rep. Noret Reunite West Warwick Residents with Over $5,000 in Unclaimed Property

Published on Monday, August 22, 2022

General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Representative Thomas Noret (D-District 25, Coventry, West Warwick) announced today that they helped reunite West Warwick residents with over $5,000 through the Office of the General Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division.  

"At a time when the cost of living is rising and Rhode Island families are struggling to keep up, it is more important than ever to check if you have money waiting to be returned to you," said General Treasurer Seth Magaziner. “Searching for and submitting a claim to receive your missing money is fast, easy, and free.” 

During a visit to the West Warwick Senior and Community Center at 145 Washington Street on Tuesday, August 16, the Office of the General Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division reunited residents, the West Warwick Public School District, and several local community organizations and youth recreation leagues with $5,141.31 of unclaimed property.  

"I really wanted to make the people of West Warwick aware of the unclaimed property database,” said Representative Thomas Noret. “Anybody can go online and do this, but not everybody knows to. I am extremely gratified with the outcome of the event. I pride myself on the work I do for my community, and this was a great way to help constituents navigate their way through state government in a way that could benefit them." 

Treasurer Magaziner and members of the office’s Unclaimed Property Division will also be at the St. Martin de Porres Senior Center at 160 Cranston Street in Providence tomorrow, Wednesday, August 23, from 10 am-1:30 pm.  

In 2021, the Treasurer’s Office returned more than $13.7 million to over 21,000 people, cities and towns, local businesses, and nonprofits and the program has returned more than $86 million in unclaimed property to over 100,000 entities since 2015. 

Unclaimed property may include utility deposits, inheritances, stocks and bonds, bank accounts, uncashed payroll checks, life insurance policies, traveler's checks, contents from deposit boxes, and other property. 

Searching for and claiming unclaimed property online is fast, free, and easy to do. The Unclaimed Property website is available for anyone to search for Rhode Island unclaimed property securely and safely, file a claim, or check the status of a claim for free at findrimoney.com