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SMUD publishes list of over 1,700 customers with unclaimed checks

SMUD, smart meter
File photo, SMUD smart meter.

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has published a list of more than 1,500 customers who have unclaimed money in amounts ranging from as little as $15 to more than $1,000. By law, money not claimed by Dec. 23, 2016, 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. 23, 2016 to claim the money.”

According to SMUD, the uncashed checks are all dated between Oct. 1, 2012 and Sept. 30, 2013. 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 told The Sentinel via email that the utility district goes through the process of trying to unite checks with customers each year. He said the checks are mostly refunds on customer accounts that were never cashed and total more than $100,000 this year.

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 for the time period Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013. Claims can also be mailed to:

Sacramento Municipal Utility District Unclaimed Monies
6201 S Street, mail stop K109
Sacramento, CA