STATEWIDE — Crime victims in Maine may have money waiting for them in restitutions.
According to the Maine Unclaimed Property Office, the state has more than $270 million in financial assets from local and national businesses and organizations.
State Treasurer Henry Beck said the local prosecutor’s office has given the money over to the state treasurer’s office including the department of corrections to address the Maine residents.
When a crime victim is given restitutions sometimes they forget they have money sitting around. The local prosecutor’s office tells the treasurer’s office to find the new addresses for these recipients. Many times people don’t get a notice for various reasons like if a move occurs.
Beck said the best thing to do is go to Maine Unclaimed Property’s website and see if the departments are holding funds for you.
Beck said he received $50 in his name because he was the beneficiary of a crime by an insurance company.