Augusta – Senator Andre Cushing (R-Penobscot) is pleased to report that citizens of the 15 communities he represents have been able to recover over $100,000 of lost or unclaimed property. He will continue to work with the state treasurer and other community officials in an effort to notify those still listed as having unclaimed property.

“Helping constituents is the best part of serving in the Legislature,” said Senator Cushing. “I am pleased to learn that so many residents of Penobscot County were able to recover their property and have an added, and often unexpected, boost to their finances.”

Unclaimed property consists of money or other personal assets that are considered lost or abandoned when an owner cannot be located for a specific amount of time. Unclaimed property includes, but is not limited to: checking and saving accounts, certificates of deposit, over payments, gift certificate, unpaid wages, stocks, and contents of safety deposit boxes.

Mainers can still search to see if they or family members have unclaimed property. Those interested in inquiring if they are on the Unclaimed Property List can go to https://www.maine.gov/treasurer/unclaimed_property/online/, or contact the Treasurer’s Office by phone at: (207) 624-7470.