Alert “06880” reader, former 2nd selectman and — particularly germane to this story, former Board of Finance chair — Avi Kaner writes:
The State of Connecticut holds over $918 million of unclaimed checks, stock shares, etc. Westport residents currently have 17,646 items worth over $15 million just sitting in Hartford waiting to be claimed. We are of course in the top 10!
To claim, simply click here; enter your name; print out the claim form, and send in with proof of identity.
New York makes claiming money much easier. It can all be done online; there’s no need for mail. Here’s the link, for the many Westporters who are former New Yorkers.
Avi Kaner gets a very grateful hat tip for this.
And speaking of tips: If any of that lost — and now found — $15 million is yours, why not donate some of it to your favorite charity?