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Published on January 30th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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SC Unclaimed Property Director Appointed to National Board

COLUMBIA, S.C. — S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis’ unclaimed property director has been named Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators executive committee.

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Linda Gamble

Linda Gamble was appointed due to her experience overseeing the State’s “Palmetto Payback” program with the goal to return as much money to South Carolinians as possible.

“Many South Carolinians are unaware that they have money due to them from uncashed paychecks, utility deposits, insurance claims, and many other sources,” said Gamble. “Our office exists to reunite these funds to their rightful owners.”
Under Gamble’s leadership, unclaimed property accounts have grown to its highest level in the program’s 44-year history – $462 million.

“Linda and her team have worked tirelessly to collect funds from business owners that are due to South Carolinians,” said Treasurer Loftis. Her appointment to the NAUPA executive board is a testament to her expertise and innovation in unclaimed property program management.”

Last year, the Palmetto Payback staff processed about 27,000 claims and returned nearly $16 million to rightful owners.

Gamble is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and earned her master’s degree from Webster University. She previously served as a Major in the S.C. State Guard and Joint Services Detachment.

For more information about the Palmetto Payback unclaimed property program, visit www.treasurer.sc.gov/unclaimed-property or call (803) 737-4771.

For more information about Linda Gamble’s national board appointment, contact Scott Lindenberg at scott.lindenberg@sc.gov or (803) 734-2620.

About the South Carolina Office of the State Treasurer
To serve the citizens of South Carolina by providing transparent, accountable and efficient banking, investment, and financial management services for South Carolina State Government. Our commitment is to safeguard our State’s financial resources and to maximize return on our State’s investments.

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