Franchot parody hooks up Marylanders with unclaimed money (Video)

WASHINGTON – “Stay thrifty my friends!”

That’s the line Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is using to encourage consumers to check money they may have left lying around in old bank accounts or stocks.

Franchot made a parody video of the “Stay Thirsty” ad campaign to publicize the Unclaimed Property program that’s reunited Marylanders with more than $300 million in old accounts.

Even Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley had some forgotten funds sitting around. In Wednesday’s Board of Public Works meeting in Annapolis, Francoth handed O’Malley a check for $721.

O’Malley, who’s often clashed publicly with Franchot joked, “This is the first thing you’ve ever given me!”

Do you have some money coming to you? Check Maryland’s Unclaimed Property site.

To check for missing money in other states, search for your name on

Watch Franchot’s ad here:

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