About $30,000 in unclaimed cash will be moved into the city’s general fund if the rightful owners don’t claim it by the end of the month. To claim this money contact the Oklahoma City Police Department.
The found money turned into the police ranges from one penny to $3,317. Police do make every attempt to return this money to the owners prior to adding it to the city’s budget. There isn’t a standard amount, it is just money that the police had turned in to them for various reasons.
The penny belonged to a man arrested for public intoxification. Some of the money was received in a drug bust. No matter the circumstances under which it was turned in; contact the Oklahoma City Police Department to see if you are on the list of owners of the unclaimed cash.
What would you do with your share? A budget specialist for the city commented that the $30,000 is enough to pay the salary of a landscaper, a trash collector or a firefighter recruit. It could even pay for a new city vehicle or replace all the fire department’s hoses.
A court hearing has been set up for 3:00 on November 30th before Oklahoma County District Judge Patricia Parrish.