State Treasurer of Iowa

No Tricks: State Treasurer Fitzgerald’s Great Halloween Return

October 22, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa --- No tricks here, State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald may have a treat for Iowans in time for Halloween. Over $394 million in treats are waiting for Iowans in the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt in the form of unclaimed property. “The real fright this Halloween would be passing up the opportunity to search your name on and miss out on cash that’s rightfully yours,” said Fitzgerald. “Anybody can have unclaimed property in the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt, which is why I encourage everyone to search.”

In the spirit of the holiday, Treasurer Fitzgerald compiled a list of spooky names for individuals and businesses due unclaimed property from the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt:

  • Gerald Blood, Cherokee
  • Clifford Coffin, Ottumwa
  • Alan Gory, Fairfield
  • Andrew Mask, Washington
  • Monster Automotive Specialists, Cedar Rapids
  • Delane Ghost, Ames
  • Full Moon Farm, Iowa City
  • Wicked Witch, Bettendorf
  • Teddy Broom, Ames
  • Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Spragueville
  • Wiltfang Fangs, Grinnell
  • Happy Fairy, Sioux City
  • Doris Fear, Hiawatha
  • Goodies Galore LLC, Burlington
  • Nightmare City, Clive

Unclaimed property refers to property or accounts within financial institutions or companies in which there typically has been no activity for several years and the business cannot locate the owner. In Iowa, the assets are safeguarded in the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt until the owner or heir of the property is found. Common forms of unclaimed property include forgotten savings or checking accounts, stocks, uncashed checks, unpaid life insurance benefits, utility security deposits and safe deposit box contents. The program has returned over $289 million in unclaimed property since Fitzgerald created it in 1983.

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