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Prothonotary’s report

A total of case 693 were started in October in the office of Carbon County Prothonotary Joann M. Behrens, according to a monthly statistical report released by the officeholder. A breakdown of cases is as follows:

Civil actions, 20; custody complaints, 19; complaints to modify custody, 23; district justice appeals, 3; divorce complaints, 14; complaints in ejectment, 3; license appeals, 3; mortgage foreclosure complaints, 22; name change petition, 1; protection from abuse petitions, 36; protection from abuse of sexually violent individual petition, 1; quiet title actions, 2; replevin complaint, 1; tax sale, 1; court appointment, 1; judgments, 497; miscellaneous cases, 2; stipulations/waivers of liens, 5; and writs of executions, 39. The office also processed 33 applications for U.S. passport and rendered assistance to the public in the processing of 15 passport renewal applications.

Behrens’ financial report for October shows $54,856.18 was generated as follows: prothonotary’s fees, $41,165.20; interest income, $3.16; custody/divorce fees, $1,700; PFA Surcharge, Sheriff; $50; PFA Surcharge, Courts, $50; data processing fees, $11,263.32; stenographer fees, $624.50; and remote access fees, $900.

The prothonotary also remitted $4,202.23 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue, representing state fees collected locally, and $57.60 to the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts, this being surcharges on new custody cases in accordance with Act 119 of 1996. Another $3,554.89 was deposited in the Prothonotary’s Automation Fund for future use in automating the office.

Marriage licenses

Gregory Ryan Pecha and Lindsey Rose McLaughlin, of Nesquehoning.

Todd Douglas Reifinger and Amanda Lynn Muik, of Jim Thorpe.

Credit defaults

The following actions were filed by credit card companies, or their collection agencies, for alleged defaults on credit card/loan accounts.

Cavalry SPV I, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, filed five actions as follows: Brittany Franya, 707 Oak Grove Drive, Lehighton, seeking $1,966.62; Derek L. Solt, 120 E. Third St., Lehighton, seeking $9,874.38; Marcia J. Levan, 47 S. Second St., Palmerton, seeking $2,800.98; Reshard Mohammed, 163 Mountain Road, Albrightsville, seeking $3,322.40; and Jason J. Sanchez, 404 Dew Drop Drive, Jim Thorpe, seeking $3,762.17.

Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio, filed three actions as follows: Michael R. Muth Jr., 21 E. Sixth St., Jim Thorpe, seeking $2,006.05; Barb Duda, 76 E. Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning, seeking $6,203.70; and Dean A. Berger Jr., 2201 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, seeking $1,824.52.

Midland Funding, Horsham, filed seven actions as follows: Svetlana Davidovich, 599 Old Stage Road, Albrightsville, seeking $1,639.02; Anthony Carbonaro, 52 W. Cherokee Trail, Albrightsville, seeking $1,427; Matthew Christman, 614 Mauch Chunk Road, Palmerton, seeking $1,140.03; Michael Bubar, 79 Autumn Lane, Jim Thorpe, seeking $2,955.48; Kathleen Ballick, 28 E. Oak St., Tresckow, seeking $2,451.33; James Pavelco, 248 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, seeking $1,514.52; and Jennifer Kunkle, 1480 Towamensing Trail, Lehighton, seeking $5,684.21.

LVNV Funding, Horsham, filed two actions as follows: Robert Biechy, 158 Bear Creek Drive, Jim Thorpe, seeking $837.85; and Debra Bibeault, 129 Piute Trail, Albrightsville, seeking $1,808.66.

Ally Financial Inc., Detroit, Michigan, filed against Earl L. Wilson, 506 E. Kline Ave., Lansford, seeking $13,095.92.

Mortgage foreclosures

The following actions were filed as mortgage foreclosures for alleged defaults on loans.

Wells Fargo Bank, c/o 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, South Carolina, filed an action against Debra A. and Eugene W. Moyer, 1005 Mauch Chunk Road, Palmerton, over property at that address. Sought is $75,851.90 and continuing interest.

JP Morgan Chase Bank, c/o 3600 Horizon Drive, King of Prussia, filed against Janice L. Kurtz, 1932 S. Lehigh Grove Drive, Weatherly, over property at that address. Sought is $100,250.82 and continuing interest.