SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Missouri's largest lost and found

Monday, February 7, 2011 | 12:01 a.m. CST

Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

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The records: Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel's office is home to more than $600 million in unclaimed assets in more than 3.5 million owner accounts. Missourians can search online to recover their unclaimed assets.

Why you’d want them:  One in 10 Missourians has unclaimed property, and the average return is $365.

Where you get the records: Go to and type a last name into the search box.

How much it will cost: The information is free.


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Corey Parks February 7, 2011 | 8:46 a.m.

A few months ago after reading an article in Boone Electric Cooperative I looked up myself as well as close friends of mine. For some reason I got 67.50 back and a few others got aware between 3.25 and 20. I only wish they would list what the money was from.

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John Schultz February 7, 2011 | 10:32 a.m.

Most likely those were capital credits that were returned to former customers. Since the cooperative is owned by members, some percentage of profits are returned to two classes of users - those who were members about 10 years back and those who were members the past year (more or less). I think the amount returned is based on a portion of the individual customer's usage during those years, which would explain the differing amounts.

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