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Register of wills

The Carbon County Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans’ Court, Jean A. Papay, has announced the following for the end of the month of September, 2021.

Total files opened in the Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans’ Court: testamentary/administration, 18; incapacitations/guardianship, 0; terminations of parental rights, 0; adoptions, 1; revenue, 23; affidavit of death, 1; small estate affidavit, 3; miscellaneous, 3. Total files opened, 46. Total marriage licenses issued, 54. Genealogy research numerous.

Acting agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue for the collection of Inheritance Tax: Collected, $281,615.10; commission, $4,846.17 transferred to Carbon County General Fund. Current and older marriage license information has been indexed into the computer, completing records back to 1952.

Total fees collected: county fees, $9,351.80; commission fee to county general fund, $4,846.17; total to county general fund, $15,333.99; judicial computer fees (state), $1,207.50; Pennsylvania state tax and trust fund (state), $2,314.50; county data processing fee, $1,005; automation fee, $470.

Credit defaults

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

OneMain Financial Group, Evansville, Indiana, filed an action against Michael Thomas, 351 S. Third St., Lehighton, seeking $11,537.04.

American Express National Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah, filed the following actions: Stephen Bachert, 1145 Hickory Road, Palmerton, seeking $4,996.08; Curtis Johnson, aka Curtis D. Johnson, 56 Panther Run Road, Jim Thorpe, seeking $28,852.18; and Kenneth Daney, aka Kenneth Lee Daney, 38 E. Hazard St., Summit Hill, seeking $11,589.38.

Cavalry SPV I, Valhalla, New York, filed the following actions: Michele Bennek, 347 W. Carbon St., Summit Hill, seeking $2,483.85; Kristin L. Kresge, 1670 Germans Road, Lehighton, seeking $13,323.97; and Alison N. Spellman, 316 Knoll Drive, Lehighton, seeking $986.32.

LVNV Funding, Horsham, filed the following actions: Stephanie Lill, 443 N. Second St., Lehighton, seeking $4,622.47; Carl Cressley, 187 Indian Hill Road, Lehighton, seeking $1,620.48; Lori Grammes, 131 E. Center St., Nesquehoning, seeking $2,490.91; Kurtis Miles, 463 Franklin Ave., Palmerton, seeking $847.16; and Teresa R. Balak, 2207 Indian Hill Road, Lehighton, seeking $3,732.16.

First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, Bethlehem, filed an action against Joanne M. Maurer, 201 N. Hazard St., Nesquehoning, seeking $8,324.93.

Discover Bank, Bensalem, filed an action against Joan B. Kapral, 712 Edgemont Ave., Palmerton, seeking $3,071.29.

Portfolio Recovery Associates, Mechanicsburg, filed the following actions: Nancy Gruver, 238 E. Patterson St., Lansford, seeking $3,322.72; and Tina Pettie, 100 Mahoning Drive East, Lehighton, seeking $1,275.78.

Midland Credit Management Inc., Philadelphia, filed the following actions: Bernadette Kennedy, 8 Cobble Hill, Jim Thorpe, seeking $2,504.99; Denise Kibler, Box 361, Lehighton, seeking $1,165.65; and Amber L. Breiner, 350 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, seeking $1,082.60.

Mortgage foreclosures

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

Jim Thorpe Neighborhood Bank, 12 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, filed an action against Michael C. Gallagher, as executor of the estate of Christopher M. Gallagher, over property at 85 W. 13th St., Jim Thorpe. Sought is $98,901.21 and continuing interest.

Specialized Loan Servicing, c/o 6200 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village, Colorado, filed an action against Jason Gaul and Jessica Schmidt, 45 Covered Bridge Road, Palmerton, over property at that address. Sought is $160,201.07 and continuing interest.

Bill owed

The Morning Call, 101 N. Sixth St., Allentown, filed an action against Master’s Construction Services LLC, and Sandra Hinkle, both of 374 Packer Drive, Weatherly, alleging the defendants owe a bill for advertising services provided. Sought is $13,437.50 plus interest, costs and fees.

Judgment entered

Geisinger Medical Center, of Danville, entered a judgment against Kristy L. Phenneger, 1175 Station St., Lehighton, for $45,066.61.