Associated Press Published

West Virginia Treasurer to be Featured on News Show

West Virginia Treasurer John Perdue

The West Virginia treasurer’s program to locate owners of unclaimed property will be featured on a weekend national news program.

Treasurer John D. Perdue’s office said he will be featured during the “60 Minutes” program on CBS Sunday night, returning an unclaimed life insurance check to a West Virginia man whose sister died 25 years ago.

Perdue said in a news release that it’s an issue he and others in similar posts have been focused on for some time. Perdue has worked with the legislature and the courts to make sure insurance companies report unclaimed property.

The release said Perdue has returned some $150 million in unclaimed property funds since taking office 19 years ago.