PITTSBURG — Kansas Treasurer Jake LaTurner made a stop in Crawford County as part of his 105 county tour to help the public check for unclaimed property. 

LaTurner also informed the attendees about different financial programs the state offers.

According to a release, $350 million in unclaimed property is being safeguarded by the State Treasurer's Office, which is charged with returning it to its owners at no cost.

Unclaimed property includes inactive savings and checking accounts, uncashed checks, stocks, bonds, dividend checks, insurance proceeds, mineral royalties and utility deposits.

Kansans may call the State Treasurer's Office at 1-800-432-0386 or log onto www.KansasCash.com to search for unclaimed property.

“We are here to return property, teach people about the education savings account and share about the Kansas ABLE Saving Plan,” LaTurner said. 

On Monday, LaTurner and the claims representatives found the rightful owners of over $25,000 of unclaimed property.

“Yesterday, I personally delivered $5,000 to a person who didn’t even know it was out there,” LaTurner said. 

LaTurner said he has the goal of returning more unclaimed money than any previous year.

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.