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Unclaimed money event to be held at Lakeside Mall

METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -

The Louisiana Treasury Department and Lakeside Shopping Center will host an unclaimed property event Saturday, January 24.

More than $150 million in unclaimed property belonging to New Orleans area residents is sitting in the State Treasury waiting to be claimed. 

"We will help you search our database," State Treasurer John Kennedy said. "We'll even help you fill out the forms to claim any money you find. We have more than $600 million in Unclaimed Property statewide, and we want to return it to the people."

Employees from the Treasury's Unclaimed Property Division will be stationed in the Center Court at the Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Treasury employees will help citizens file unclaimed property claims.

Individuals attending Saturday's event are asked to bring a valid photo ID and Social Security Card to speed up the processing of their claims. 

Checks for all approved claims will be issued and mailed as quickly as possible after the event.

The average claim is $900 and usually includes old savings and checking accounts, payroll checks, CDs, stocks and dividends, insurance proceeds, oil and gas royalty payments, utility deposits and similar funds.

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