Four Pennsylvania notaries have been disciplined by Secretary of State Carol Aichele.
In Allegheny County, the notary permanently and voluntarily surrendered her notary commission because she was convicted of a felony or a lesser offense incompatible with the duties of a notary public.
A Bucks County notary voluntarily surrendered her notary commission for three years because she notarized the signatures of six individuals without requiring their personal appearance before her. She also failed to record three acts in her notarial register.
In Lebanon County, a notary had her commission suspended for six months (three months active suspension and three months of probation). She was also fined $650 and ordered to attend a notary education course because she failed to personally identify her customer.
A Northampton County notary had his notary commission suspended for 24 months, with 12 months of active suspension and 12 months of probation. He was ordered to pay $800 and attend a notary education course because he failed to correctly identify himself on his notary application; he failed to require personal appearance of a customer and he failed to disclose a prior criminal history on his notary application.
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