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Treasurer's unclaimed property list contains some familiar names
By Martin Finucane, Globe Staff
Bruins legend Ray Bourque, former Celtics player Rick Fox, Red Sox president and chief executive Larry Lucchino, and broadcaster Peter Gammons are in luck. They're among the thousands of people who are eligible to claim money from the state's abandoned property division, the treasurer's office said today.
The office periodically releases the list, inviting people to claim assets they have forgotten about, including uncashed checks, funds in savings and checking accounts, and the contents of safe deposit boxes. After three years with no activity, most accounts are deemed abandoned and swept into the state treasury.
The treasurer's office publishes an updated list of abandoned accounts twice a year as new accounts are turned over. The latest list includes 40,000 individuals, businesses, and charities.
"Our goal is to get the people of Massachusetts the money that is owed to them," Treasurer Tim Cahill said in a statement, urging people to check the lists to be published soon in newspapers around the state and to visit a website where they can find out if they're owed money.
Bourque was owed $2,235, Fox was owed $168, Lucchino was owed $583, and Gammons was owed $12,951, the treasurer's office said. Other entities and notables owed money included the Red Sox ($150), the New England Patriots ($1,125), broadcaster Natalie Jacobson ($100), and Celtics managing partners Wyc Grousbeck ($613) and Steve Pagliuca ($445).
The list will be published Sunday in the Boston Sunday Globe. To find out if they have abandoned property, people can also visit www.findmassmoney.com or call 888-344-MASS. Lines will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays through April 11.
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