Jefferson County, WV Schools grab $15k in unclaimed funds

15 September 2023- State Treasurer Riley Moore visited the Jefferson County Board of Education Thursday, September 14, to present two unclaimed property checks worth nearly $32,000 total to benefit the Jefferson County Board of Education and Jefferson County Commission.

“It was great returning unclaimed property to its rightful owners in my home county,” Treasurer Moore said. “Due to our recent reforms and program initiatives in my Office, we were able to efficiently reunite the Jefferson County Board of Education and County Commission with their lost funds.”

Treasurer Moore presented Jefferson County Schools Superintendent William “Chuck” Bishop, Ed.D., with an unclaimed property check worth $14,714.61 for the Jefferson County Board of Education. The funds were from stale dated checks, mainly consisting of payments from schools in the county.

“We were surprised to have almost $15,000 in unclaimed property being held by the State Treasurer’s Office,” Superintendent Dr. Bishop said. “We’ll put the money into our general fund with our school division and plan make the best use of this money to serve our students.”

Left to right: Jefferson County Schools Superintendent William “Chuck” Bishop, Ed.D., State Treasurer Riley Moore

Jefferson County Commission President Steve Stolipher and Commissioners Tricia Jackson and Jennifer Krouse received a check totaling $17,205.90 for the Jefferson County Commission. The funds were from various stale dated checks turned over to the State Treasurer’s Office.

It was a pleasure working with State Treasurer Riley Moore’s Office to receive our unclaimed property,” Commission President Stolipher said. “We are going to take this money back to the commission and decide how to use the funds to benefit our community.”

Recently, Treasurer Moore announced that his Office’s Unclaimed Property Division returned more than $1.1 million worth of unclaimed property to individuals, businesses and organizations during the month of August.