Business & Real Estate

SMUD reaching out to recipients of $146,000 in uncashed checks

Do you have an old, uncashed check from SMUD? There’s a way to find out.

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has posted the names of customers and vendors who have not yet cashed a total of $146,000 in checks dated from Oct. 1, 2010 through Sept. 30, 2011.

The list of businesses and individuals with unprocessed checks is on SMUD’s website, SMUD said the list will remain online until Dec. 24.

SMUD annually posts information on dated, unprocessed checks. This year, there are 1,752 checks with a combined total of nearly $146,000, according to Sandra Moorman, SMUD’s controller. She said the mininum value of the checks is $15.

To make a claim, call (916) 732-7440 and give the claimant’s name, current address and telephone number, or the address during the period of October 2010 through September 2011. Claims also can be mailed to: Sacramento Municipal Utility District Unclaimed Monies, 6201 S St., Mail Stop B302, Sacramento, CA 95817-1818.

Replacement checks will be issued only to the listed payee, or upon proof of death to the payee’s beneficiary.

SMUD said checks not claimed by Dec. 24 become the property of SMUD, although Moorman said leeway is allowed for claimants who belatedly learn that their names were on the SMUD list.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.