by Deborah Wrigley

Billions of dollars in cash and property are just sitting out there waiting for you to claim. The state comptroller paid a visit to Montgomery Country trying to get out the message that nearly one in four Texans have something waiting for them.

The state comptroller’s office is in charge of getting the unclaimed cash back to those who are owed it. This year Texas residents and businesses are said to be owed more than a billion dollars.

In Montgomery County alone, more than $11 million has gone uncollected. Officials say 43 of every 100 people have uncollected cash with the state.

Some may be chump change, some substantial. One woman found $3,500 owed to her late mother that she can now collect.

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