Kansas Treasurer Ron Estes returned $4,000 in unclaimed property to Haskell Indian Nations University Thursday, as part of his office's ongoing efforts to reunite Kansans and Kansas businesses with money and property that is owed to them. The funds were discovered by by two Haskell students who were interning with State Representative Ponka-We Victors, who toured the Treasurer's office. “In these tough economic times every dollar is stretched even further so the responsibility I have as State Treasurer to return unclaimed property to Kansans is very important, Estes said. “That applies not only to returning money to individual Kansans but also to Kansas’ educational institutions such as Haskell Indian Nations University as well.” The Kansas State Treasurer’s office is currently safeguarding over $220 million worth of unclaimed property for their rightful owners or their heirs. Unclaimed property includes inactive savings and checking accounts, uncashed checks, stock shares, bonds, dividend checks, insurance proceeds, mineral royalties and utility deposits. In addition, safe deposit boxes are also turned over to the State Treasurer’s office. There are currently over 15,000 safe deposit box properties on file. Approximately 600 new boxes are turned over to the treasurer’s office each year. Kansans can search for their property for free at www.kansascash.com or by calling the State Treasurer’s Office at 1-800-432-0386.