16 March 2008
Bring two pieces of ID
One of the functions of our State Treasurer is described by current officeholder Scott Meacham thusly:
Oklahoma businesses bring unclaimed cash, rebates, paychecks, royalties, stock[s] and bonds to my office and it's my job to return the money to the owners and heirs.
To this end, there's a Web search form; in addition, at regular intervals the Treasurer puts out a newspaper supplement listing the names of owners, which is now up to 128 pages.
I usually give this document a perfunctory glance at best: I check to see if there's anything for me, which there never is, and maybe flip a couple of pages to see if anything jumps out at me. Today's edition, for instance, had four items for the long-since-superseded Boatmen's Bank downtown. I'm not quite sure how these would be claimed. There's something for Michael Bates, though not this Michael Bates. However, I'd definitely like to be around if Jack Mehoff (reported to be at 708 NE 31st, Oklahoma City) shows up.Posted at 9:42 AM to Soonerland