It didn’t take long for greedy swindlers and shady dealers in the United States to become enamored of the $10 trillion mortgage industry. [Read more…] about Education and Communication Vital In Deterring Mortgage Fraud
Sometimes when notaries change jobs, their employers demand their notarial equipment, including their registers.
Your register is your exclusive property and cannot be used by any other individual or surrendered to any employer upon termination of your employment. [Read more…] about Turning in Your Register
Mary Lou, a notary public in western Pennsylvania, always kept her register in her briefcase. One evening, she left the briefcase in her car, which was parked in the driveway of her home.
The next morning, Mary Lou discovered that her car had been broken into and her briefcase stolen. [Read more…] about Keep Your Register Safe
The Department of State is making some major changes to the Commonwealth’s Electronic Notarization Initiative as the program enters its third year. [Read more…] about DOS Drops Single Certificate Requirement for eNotarization
When the clock struck 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2008, the positions of Recorder of Deeds, Register of Wills, Clerk of Courts and Prothonotary were eliminated in Allegheny County. [Read more…] about Allegheny County Row Office Consolidation Changes Check Payment
Patricia Lint made many mistakes in her more than 40 years as a notary.
Those mistakes cost the western Pennsylvania woman her freedom. In 2006, police discovered her notary commission had expired and her seal had been confiscated by the Department of State. Yet she continued to pass herself off as a commissioned Pennsylvania notary, going so far as to use notary seals from other people.
Lint was sentenced to one to two years in prison. [Read more…] about What Do You Do if Your Commission Expires?