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State has $4.8 billion in unclaimed money: Some of it may be yours

1 image California State Controller Steve Westly, left, hands over an unclaimed property check for $1,164 to Ellen Magnin Newman, right, of San Francisco during a news conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

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What do convicted killer Wesley Shermantine, Congressman Richard Pombo and comedian Jerry Seinfeld all have in common? They all have money waiting for them in the state's coffers.

1 image California State Controller Steve Westly, left, hands over an unclaimed property check for $1,164 to Ellen Magnin Newman, right, of San Francisco during a news conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. (Associated Press)