Dinapoli2Watch the Full News Conference on Unclaimed Funds.

July 19, 2018 -- At the White Plains Public Library, County Executive George Latimer received a giant check from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, symbolizing money owed to Westchester County in unclaimed funds. The unclaimed funds, nearly $300 million for County residents and $20,000 for County government, are from closed bank accounts, court funds, dividends utilities, insurance payments and other sources. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office set up an easily searchable online database, listing all unclaimed funds owed to residents, businesses and organizations.

Latimer said: “Here in Westchester County, the County government itself did a search. We have a budget gap that we’re trying to close, and we found money. We are happy that we were successful, and we want all of you to be successful too.”

DiNapoli said: “It’s still a tough economy for many people in our state. So whatever money you can get back from this program, it’s found money. It helps you pay your bills. Maybe it lets you do something special that you wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise.”

Residents can also follow this link to the Comptroller’s Unclaimed Funds look-up site, to see if unclaimed funds are owed to them.