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Millions of Dollars in Unclaimed Money

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OUACHITA PARISH, LA. (KNOE 8 News) - More than $7.2 million are unclaimed in Ouachita Parish alone.

This information was given to KNOE 8 News by the Louisiana Department of the Treasury.

That money could be returned to you through the Unclaimed Property Program.

State Treasurer John Kennedy told KNOE 8 News this program started back in the early 1970s and since that time it has returned $200 million to Louisianians.

"Uncashed payroll checks, tax refunds, old bank accounts. This is a free service offered by the Department of the Treasury. My job is to get the money back to people," Kennedy said.

You can go online and type in your name or your relative's name and the town you're living in now to check if you're owed anything.

"I made it a top priority," said Kennedy. "We have set records every year in terms of the money we returned but also the money we collected as well."

To find out if any of that money is yours, log on to LATreasury.com or call 1-888-925-4127.

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