February 21, 2012 —
Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Terri Ward contacted the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office recently when she discovered some unclaimed funds listed on the State Comptroller’s website. The Sheriff submitted a brief application and several weeks later a check arrived in the mail.
“It was a pretty simple process”, said Sheriff Mike Schiff. “The money was apparently owed to us from an old insurance claim”. While the check only amounted to a couple of hundred dollars, the Sheriff noted that every bit helps in these tough economic times. The Sheriff is now looking into other possible money owed to his office that is listed on the Comptroller’s website.
Mike Schiff thanked Terri Ward and the Chamber for helping the Sheriff’s Office and Sullivan County. “We certainly appreciate the support”, said the Sheriff. To see if you are owed “unclaimed funds” go to the State Comptroller’s website at www.osc.state.ny.us  Go to the “Quick Links” and then select “Search for Lost Money”. According to the website New York State currently holds $11 billion dollars in unclaimed funds.