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Wisconsin's unclaimed property list multiplies sixfold

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MADISON, WI (WREX) - The list of people who have unclaimed property in Wisconsin has multiplied sixfold in less than a year.

There were about 7,300 claims as of the beginning of June, compared to a backlog of 1,200 last July.

The state Department of Revenue now manages the program after last year's decision to transfer it from state Treasurer Kurt Schuller. Jennifer Western of the revenue department says her agency has identified challenges, including antiquated software and outdated vendor contracts and procedures for handling claims.

The property program aims to connect people with unclaimed property such as abandoned safe deposit boxes and estates whose heirs haven't been found.
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