Nearly 100 Tulsa television viewers have a little more wealth today after simply calling to see whether the state treasurer’s office has any of their cash or other holdings.
State Treasurer Scott Meacham appeared last night on the newscasts of one Tulsa television station and some of his staff appeared on another Tulsa TV station to invite viewers to call to see if any of their items were in the unclaimed property fund. The fund, which has about $175 million in assets, is managed by the treasurer’s office.
The treasurer’s office conducted 1,175 searches and found unclaimed property for 99 of them, said treasurer’s office spokesman Tim Allen.
The treasurer’s office found $25,525 and 461 shares of various kinds of stock that belonged to the 99 viewers, he said.
The largest, single amount found was $8,740 in mineral interest royalties for a viewer in McAlester.
Oklahomans may visit the Web site of the treasurer’s office to see whether any unclaimed property belongs to them or their relatives. Go to www.treasurer.ok.gov. From there, click on “Search for Unclaimed Property.”