9 different Bedford County businesses reunited with unclaimed property

05 December 2023- Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity announced today that more than $21,000 in unclaimed property is being returned to several businesses in Bedford County. Members of the Leadership Bedford County Class of 2024 toured Treasury’s vault in Harrisburg earlier this week, where Treasurer Garrity surprised them with their unclaimed property. State Representative Jesse Topper (R-78) helped organize the tour.

“It was wonderful hosting such a distinguished group of business leaders from Bedford County. It was even better telling them they had more than $21,000 worth of unclaimed property ready to be claimed. Many people think unclaimed property only belongs to individuals, but it also belongs to businesses, nonprofits, and other entities. I’m thrilled this money will be going back where it belongs, especially in this economy where every dollar goes a long way.”
 Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Stacy Garrity

“What an incredible honor it was to visit the Treasury’s vault with our Leadership Bedford County Class. Our community leaders appreciated hearing Treasurer Garrity’s story of service and seeing the treasure trove of unclaimed items. Learning about their companies’ unclaimed property was a special surprise.”
 Bedford County Chamber President-CEO, Kellie Goodman Shaffer

A total of $21,623.22 will be returned to 9 organizations, including:

  • Omni Bedford Springs Resort – $6,984.69
  • Country View Family Farms – $4,561.37
  • Thomas Chevrolet Subaru – $3,362.64
  • RWR Group, Inc. – $2,686.59
  • UPMC Bedford – $2,326.72
  • New Enterprise Stone & Lime – $818.06
  • Hometown Bank – $696.91
  • Bedford Grange Mutual – $117.48
  • Bedford County Chamber – $68.76

“I’m grateful that Treasurer Garrity met with business leaders from Bedford County and spoke with them about what Treasury does. It’s even more exciting that many of them walked away with unclaimed property they didn’t know they were missing. Those funds will benefit their businesses, which will benefit our community. I hope every business in my district, and across the state, will take a few minutes to search and see if they’re owed any unclaimed property.”
 State Representative, Jesse Topper (R-78)

The total amounts belonging to each company have been preliminarily identified. They will receive the funds once the proper paperwork has been completed and approved by Treasury.

Treasury is working to return more than $4.5 billion in unclaimed property to its rightful owners. More than one in ten Pennsylvanians is owed unclaimed property, and the average claim is worth about $1,600. Unclaimed property is owed to individuals, businesses, nonprofits, government entities and other organizations.

Treasurer Garrity has returned nearly $16 million to 63 local governments, including counties and municipalities, since taking office. In the last fiscal year, ending June 30, 2023, Treasury returned the most unclaimed property ever in a single year – almost $274 million.