Request #18-70

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.)
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 35 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.

We appreciate a reply within 10 working days as provided for in the law.


July 2, 2018 via email


General Treasury





Point of Contact

Kara DiPaola

Request Published Public
August 8, 2018, 7:00pm
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Please see the attached document responsive to your request.  Please note that pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws § 38-2-3(h), the Office of the General Treasurer is not required to reorganize, consolidate, or compile data not maintained by the Office in the form requested. 

If you contend you have been denied access to public records, pursuant to R.I.G.L. § 38-2-8, you may appeal this decision to Amy Crane, General Counsel, 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  Thank you for your interest in keeping government open and accountable to the public.

July 9, 2018, 3:47pm
Document(s) Released Public
APRA - CY 2017.xlsx
July 9, 2018, 3:47pm
Department Assignment Public
General Treasury
July 2, 2018, 1:17pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via email
July 2, 2018, 1:17pm