TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Do you have cash waiting for you in Florida’s unclaimed property vault?
A lot of Floridians do.
Right now the vault contains about $1 billion of unclaimed property.
On Thursday, some of the items in the vault were displayed at the state Capitol, including a magnificent Bulgari ruby and diamond necklaces.
Folks also got a chance to see 100 troy ounces of silver.
The unclaimed property was displayed because Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill designed to make it easier for you to submit claims. The legislation creates a system that lets you send a claim electronically to the Division of Financial Services.
The idea is to help Floridians get their hands on unclaimed property faster and with less hassle.
“We’re going to be far more efficient now. People are going to find their property faster than they ever found it before and find it maybe for the first time because it was easier now,” said Jeff Atwater (R) Florida Chief Financial Officer.
The unclaimed property includes dormant bank accounts and items from old safety deposit boxes.
You can search online for unclaimed property at www.FLTreasureHunt.org or call 1-88-VALUABLE.
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