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Wednesday at 11pm: Unclaimed treasure could be yours

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

It may be a CD started by your grandparents that you never knew about.  It may be a family jewelry collection that sat unclaimed in a safe deposit box for years until it was turned over to the state and turned into cash.

The North Carolina Department of the State Treasurer advertises you might be richer than you think, and we wanted to know if it is true.

There is approximately $344 million in the state's unclaimed property fund.  
 
Unclaimed property consists of bank accounts, wages, utility deposits, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, bonds, and contents of safe deposit boxes that typically have been abandoned for one to five years.   
 
We set out to reunite people with their cash and we were surprised to see just how much some people, and some families, are owed.

Wednesday night at 11pm on WBTV, you'll see the huge check one family received after we were able to track them down and returned to them what they were due.

We'll also tell you exactly how you can see if you've made the list of the lucky people who just may be eligible for a check of their own.

Tune in to WBTV on Wednesday night at 11pm.

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