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SMUD publishes list of over 2,000 customers with unclaimed checks

SMUD, smart meter
File photo, SMUD smart meter.

*Note: after this article was published last month, SMUD removed the list of names from the page originally linked in this article and re-posted them on another page. This article has since been updated with the latest link.

Sentinel staff report–
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has published its latest list of more than 2,000 customers who have unclaimed money in amounts ranging from as little as $15 to more than $800 each. By law, money not claimed by Dec. 22, 2017, will become the property of SMUD.

In a statement accompanying an alphabetized list of customer names and unclaimed dollar amounts on its website, SMUD says “if your name or the name of a family member is on the list we encourage you to follow up before 5 p.m. on Dec. 22, 2017 to claim the money.”

According to SMUD, the uncashed checks are all dated between Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014. Under California Government Code Section 50050-50057, money “that is not the property of a local agency that remains unclaimed in its treasury or in the official custody of its officers for three years is the property of the local agency after notice if not claimed or if no verified complaint is filed and served.”

SMUD spokesman Jonathon Tudor previously told The Sentinel the utility district goes through the process of trying to unite checks with customers each year and said the checks are mostly refunds on customer accounts that were never cashed. The amounts this year total well-over $100,000.

Click here to view the list of customers with unclaimed checks.

To make a claim, customers can call (916) 732-7440 and provide the claimant’s name, current address, and telephone number and the address used during the time period Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014. Claims can also be mailed to:

SMUD Unclaimed Monies
6201 S Street, mail stop K109
Sacramento, CA 95817-1818

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