PA Treasury Returns More Than $288,000 in Unclaimed Property During Event Hosted by Sen. Dush in Brookville, Jefferson County

BROOKVILLE – Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity and Sen. Cris Dush (R-25) confirmed today that approximately $288,717 in unclaimed property is being returned to local residents and businesses following a recent event co-hosted by Dush, Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) and Rep. Brian Smith (R-66).

“This was an incredible event, and I was thrilled to work with Sen. Dush, Sen. Pittman and Rep. Smith to return such large amounts of money to hardworking Pennsylvanians,” said Treasurer Garrity. “It’s a great feeling to get almost $300,000 back to its rightful owners in a single day! This is all money that was lost or forgotten, and it doesn’t belong to the state – so I encourage everyone to visit Treasury’s website today to see if any money is available for you.”

On Feb. 15, 44 residents and business owners stopped by the Heritage House in Brookville, where they were helped in their search for unclaimed property by a member of the Treasury’s outreach team. Some of the most notable returns include more than $121,000 to an individual resident and more than $9,000 to a local municipality. 

“The fundamental purpose of hosting this event was to bring the Pennsylvania Treasury to Brookville and reconnect the citizens we serve with any money and other tangible assets that rightfully belong to them,” said Dush. “Based on the tremendous first-time success of this partnership, my team and I are already working together with Treasurer Garrity and her team to organize additional unclaimed property events throughout the 25th Senate District. Best of all, we always stand ready to assist you in navigating through the entire unclaimed property process as this is already a free legislative service offered during regular district office hours.”

Unclaimed property can include dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, insurance policies, contents of forgotten safe deposit boxes and more. Individuals who wish to search the unclaimed property database on their own may do so by visiting

The Pennsylvania Treasury Department is working to return more than $4.5 billion in unclaimed property. More than one in ten Pennsylvanians is owed unclaimed property, and the average claim is worth about $1,600.

During the last fiscal year, ending June 30, 2023, the department returned the most unclaimed property ever in a single year – almost $274 million.

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