COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Dozens of people across the Tennessee Valley have been reunited with money and property that was rightfully theirs; they just needed a little help finding it.
WHNT News 19 held a taking action event along with the Alabama Unclaimed Property Division.
Through this, a Tuscumbia woman got an unexpected pay day, which she says, couldn’t have come at a better time.
Amanda Landers says she cringed when she opened her latest utility bill this week.
“It made a huge difference for me, my central heating and air unit went out in June, so I got a $750 utility bill,” said Landers.
But on that very same day, Landers says she was watching WHNT News 19 and finally decided to give the Alabama State Treasury a call.
According to the Tuscumbia mother, she got a card in the mail about a year ago, but passed it off as a scam.
“I figured they wanted information, so tossed it aside until I saw WHNT News 19 the other night, they were talking about $54 million that belonged to people, so I thought this must be legit,” said Landers.
And it was. Landers will be getting $1,249.00. According to Landers, the cash came from a former employer; a place she worked more than five years ago.
“To have $1,300 you weren`t expecting is a huge blessing,” said Landers. “I was very excited.”
And Landers says after paying off her unexpected bills, there will still be a nice chunk to spend.
“My kids have already decided they are going shopping,” laughed Landers. “They`ve already divided it amongst themselves.”
Money that was hers to begin with, but money she never knew about. Now it’s a nice pay out for this mother of two.
You can still check if you have unclaimed cash or property.
Call the State Treasurer’s Office at 1-888-844-8400. The office is open normal business hours. You can also check out their website at moneyquest.alabama.gov.