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Notary Notes

The Department of State's Disciplinary Actions: February 2022

by PAN

The Bureau of Election Services and Notaries took the following disciplinary actions against notaries public in February 2022:
  • A Lehigh County failed to require the individual executing the signature on a record to personally appear before him and failed to make an entry in his journal contemporaneous with the performance of a notarial act.
    • This notary permanently and voluntarily surrendered his notary commission.
  • A Perry County notary failed to require the individual making a statement or executing a signature on record appear personally before her.
    • This notary had her commission suspended for 18 months, immediately stayed in favor of probation, and received an administrative penalty of $500 and a probation assessment of $50.
  • A Philadelphia County notary accepted Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) for a felony or offense involving fraud, dishonesty, or deceit for four criminal charges.
    • This notary had her commission revoked, and agreed to pay an administrative penalty of $1,000.
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