Request #16-15

Under the Public Records Act we request access and copies of the following:

1. Unclaimed or outstanding checks including dates, names, last addresses and amounts due the payees that have been going unclaimed for at least six months but not more than five years. (Generally these are vendor or accounts payable checks.)

2. All unclaimed municipal bonds, including the dates, names, last addresses, and amounts due the bondholders. (Municipal bonds are debt obligations issued by public agencies that use the loans to fund public projects such as the construction of schools, hospitals, and highways. We're not interested in performance bonds.)
A list of these items, rather than actual copies is acceptable. And we can accept it by email.

We are only interested in items that are $5,000 or over and ones issued by your office (not ones that have escheated to the state unclaimed property office).

Our intent is to locate the rightful owners and assist them in claiming their money. Our firm has been in business over 33 years. We continue our mission of helping agencies, like yours, clear unclaimed items off their books, which is a good accounting practice, and help citizens recover their lost assets.

We are willing to pay reasonable costs. Please give us an estimate of the cost before beginning the work.


March 8, 2016 via email


General Treasury





Point of Contact

Amanda Lucas

Request Published Public
April 17, 2016, 4:59pm
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Enclosed please find a spreadsheet that details payees of outstanding checks for the last calendar year. 

Treasury does not have any documents regarding unclaimed municipal bonds.  We recommend you contact the municipalites with regard to this request.  There is a publicly available portal (not provided by Treasury) that provides access to all municipal securities/bonds which may be of assistance to you. It can be found at:

If you contend you have been denied access to public records, pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws §38-2-8, you may appeal this decision to Jeffrey M. Padwa, General Counsel for the Rhode Island General Treasurer’s Office, 50 Service Avenue, 2nd Floor, Warwick, RI 02886. You may also file a complaint with the Department of the Attorney General, 150 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903 or the Rhode Island Superior Court of the county where the records are maintained.

Additional information regarding the Access to Public Records Act may be found at

March 18, 2016, 4:51pm
Document(s) Released Public
Escheated Checks list - CY 2014.pdf
March 18, 2016, 4:50pm
Department Assignment Public
General Treasury
March 11, 2016, 2:53pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via email
March 11, 2016, 2:53pm