County Seeks Rightful Owners of $300K in Unclaimed Funds

San Diego County has thousands of dollars in unclaimed money it’s trying to give away

By ConsumerBob and R. Stickney
|  Thursday, Aug 29, 2013  |  Updated 2:59 PM PDT
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The deadline to find the rightful owners of the money is only weeks away.

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San Diego County has thousands of dollars in unclaimed money it’s trying to give away.

The county has at least $300,000 in refunds from deposits, overpaid property taxes or other fees.

After the county sent the refund check in the mail, that check was returned to sender. Now, they're looking for the rightful owners.

“We have tried diligently over the course of the last three years in the case of the permits and the county fees and four years in the case of the overpayment of property taxes, to make sure that we try to reach out and contact the people,” said County Treasurer and Tax Collector Dan McAllister.

The lowest refund check is $10.01 and the highest is $9,100, McAllister said.

“If they would just step forward and offer proof that they are who they say they are and they are the rightful owner of the money, we’ll be happy to cut them a check,” McAllister said.

If you believe you may be due for a refund, go to the web and check the list for your name or call the county at 877-829-4739.

The deadline to retrieve your refunds is Sept. 23. Any money left over will be turned over to the county’s general fund.

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