08/13/2012 02:13 pm ET Updated Oct 13, 2012

California Unclaimed Property Tops $6 Billion

Are you missing any diamonds? How about those bars of solid gold you might have forgotten about? Did you perhaps leave a lump sum of cash in an old bank account?

If you did, then you're one of the absent-minded Californians contributing to more than $6 billion of unclaimed items in the state's lost-and-found collection.

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