Neb. Treasurer: $20 million in property unclaimed

Officials with the Nebraska State Treasurer's office say they returned more than $135,000 in unclaimed property to the rightful owners last week.

More than 3,000 claims were filed between March 7 and March 11, the first week after the state published its annual unclaimed property report. Officials reported Thursday that they had verified 1,245 claims.

The state treasurer's Unclaimed Property Division has created a list of 25,000 names, representing nearly $20 million in unclaimed property. The list will appear in newspapers throughout the state.

State officials said callers can reach the property office toll-free at 1-877-572-9688, or at 402-471-8497 in Lincoln. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Information is also available at www.treasurer.org