Every year millions of dollars in cash and other valuables (not including real estate) are turned over to the California State Controller by financial institutions, insurance companies, corporations and other business enterprises. The state's Unclaimed Property Law requires the state to take custody of the property if there has been no contact between the individual or organization "owning" the property and those "holding" the property for three years. This property includes bank accounts and the contents of safety deposit boxes, stock dividend payments, certificates of deposit and even entire estates.
According to the Controller, there are many reasons this property remains unclaimed: the owner forgets about the account, does not leave a forwarding address, the forwarding order expires or the owner does and their heirs don't know about the property.
Currently the State Controller is holding nearly $6 billion dollars in property belonging to almost 12 million individuals and businesses or other organizations. Hundreds of these have last known addresses in Redwood City. Does somebody owe you money?
BASEGIO MARIBEL $50.83 CALIF STATE AUTOMOBILE ASSSOC BLAKE THOMAS S $509.00 SEMPRA ENERGY BUELL MORGAN B $56.34 BANK OF AMERICA NT&SA BRANCH:0032-REDWOOD CITY MAIN OFFICE CAVIGLIA LINDA S $61.97 AT&T TELEHOLDINGS INC. COLE GERALDINE E $88.80 TELEFONOS DE MEXICO SERIES L COLE MARY E $1,558.54 BANK OF AMERICA N A CONNIFF MATHEW G $22.50 PG&E CORPORATION - COMMON DOTSON KATHLEEN $115.40 PG&E CORPORATION - COMMON DOTSON SARABELLE M $115.40 PG&E CORPORATION - COMMON EBYAH MOHAMMED $82.00 CALIF STATE AUTOMOBILE ASSSOC ESPINOSA REFUGIO $108.73 STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY ESPOSITO FRANK J $1,084.55 VODAFONE GROUP PLC/AIRTOUCH COMMUNICATIO ESTAVAN LAWRENCE G $132.00 PG&E CORPORATION - COMMON GUARINO ALBERT $64.48 VALPEY FISHER CORP HEYWOOD RYAN J $82.50 GENENTECH INC (NEW)/GENETECH INC (OLD) 99 HORTON CLARICE D $523.46 WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK (68-0172274) HOYER ROGENA J $18.66 FEDEX CORPORATION KEMP FAM TR 10-15-92 $414.51 124 FRANKLIN CALIFORNIA INSURED TAX FREE KIEHL ANN D $132.00 TUPPERWARE CORPORATION LEWIS EROM A $82.50 GENENTECH INC (NEW)/GENETECH INC (OLD) 99 LIVING SARA C $588.00 PG&E CORPORATION - COMMON LIVING ZELLA J $98.88 PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC CO 6.00% PFD LOUGHERY DOROTHY J $101.20 WESTAMERICA BANCORP LOUGHERY DOROTHY J $9,452.70 UNIVAR CORPORATION MARRON SUSY G $731.60 WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK (68-0172274) MARTINEZ CARLINA $144.81 WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK (68-0172274) NAFICY MARIAM $118.05 STATE FARM GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY NOSE KAREN A $121.94 ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN MUNI INC CA C OCCHIPINTI CYNTHIA $87.90 STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY PARTEMI JOSEPH $109.22 STATE FARM GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY PATTERSON RICHARD L $265.00 CHURCHILL ACQUISITION CORP./WELBILT CORP (NEW) ROMERO LILIA $133.12 A B M INDUSTRIES INC SCHARDIJN MAUDY W $164.19 WR ADVISORS VANGUARD A SCHMIDT CARL F $1,323.77 112 FRANKLIN CALIFORNIA TAX-FREE INCOME SCHMIDT IRENE $535.43 112 FRANKLIN CALIFORNIA TAX-FREE INCOME SHANKIN PAUL H $91.67 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON SITA PATRICIA A $95.54 CALIF LONG-TERM TAX-FREE STEELE'S BODY SHOP $344.75 STATE FARM GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY STRAIN EDNA M $111.22 112 FRANKLIN CALIFORNIA TAX-FREE INCOME SWAYZE MYRA G $50.85 THE INCOME FUND OF AMERICA-C TAINATONGO RUFINA T $142.05 WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK (68-0172274) TAMONY SARAH $165.00 GENENTECH INC (NEW)/GENETECH INC (OLD) 99 TAPE DECK THE $63.19 AT&T CORP. TAYLOR BETTY $72.00 AAMES INVESTMENT CORPORATION THOMPSON SUSAN $56.66 PIONEER EQUITY INCOME FUND CLASS A (011) VARNER ROSEANN $75.56 STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY WILKINS MARGARET M $15.84 PATRICK INDUSTRIES INC. WOLF ANDREA $148.34 AMERIN GUARANTY CORPORATION WYSONG GALE L $65.00 NORTH AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY ZAMECNIK CRYSTAL $63.67 STATE FARM FIRE AND CASUALTY COMPANY
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