CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – During Agriculture Day at the Legislature, State Treasurer Riley Moore presented an unclaimed property check worth more than $116,000 to representatives from the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame on Thursday, February 8.
“The West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall does a tremendous job at recognizing individuals and businesses that have been instrumental in advancing the state’s agriculture and forestry industries over the years,” Treasurer Moore said. “I’m proud my Office had the opportunity to partner with the Hall of Fame to return funds that rightfully belong to the organization.”
Treasurer Moore presented an unclaimed property check worth $116,334.37 to Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt and Richard K. (Dick) Waybright, member and former Treasurer of the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame. The funds were from an investment fund that were turned over to the Office’s Unclaimed Property Division.
“The work the Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame does in recognizing those who have contributed to our industries is so important to past and future endeavors,” Leonhardt said. “The money couldn’t have gone to a more deserving organization, and we thank those who worked diligently for years to track the funds down.”
For over 15 years, Waybright has been actively involved in the Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame, where he served as Treasurer for the Hall of Fame and, in 2000, he was recognized for his contributions to the forestry industry in West Virginia.
“We appreciate the State Treasurer’s Office locating our lost funds,” Waybright said. “This money was initially set aside to help with the Hall of Fame’s building program and operations and will be going towards remodeling the organization’s building at Jackson’s Mill.”
The State Treasurer’s Office has more than $400 million worth of unclaimed property listings in its database. Treasurer Moore encourages individuals, businesses and organizations to visit www.WVUnclaimedProperty.gov tofind out if the Office is holding any money for you.