State Treasurer Curtis Loftis and State Representative West Cox of Williamston made an upstate businessman’s day when they presented him more than $26,000 in unclaimed property.

Each year Treasurer Loftis asks members of the General Assembly to help find citizens and businesses with unclaimed property being held by the State Treasurer’s Office. State representatives and senators were given names earlier in April, and Rep. Cox, who represents parts of Anderson, Greenville and Pickens counties, helped find Richard Merritt, owner of Merritt Custom Homes in Piedmont, SC.

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