Safe Deposit Boxes Not So Safe?

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I just watched a story on the morning news about how states, California in this particular example, have been seizing the contents of safe deposit boxes without even the consent of the person whose items were stolen. In the news report, a woman’s family jewels and important documents were simply taken by the state and went into the government’s archives as belonging to “Unknown” when it was clearly her name and address on all the papers that had been taken.

The report also noted that “unclaimed property” is, in Delaware, the third most profitable source of income for the state.

7:43 am on May 12, 2008