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2006 Press Releases

December 28, 2006 -CHECK CASHING COMPANIES WARNED OF FRAUDULENT CHECKS
Bogus checks made to look as if issued by the Pinellas County Clerk's Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -PINELLAS COUNTY, FL - Several Pinellas County check cashing companies have accepted and cashed official-looking checks, which appearing to have been issued by the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court's Office. These checks are fraudulent and were not issued by the Pinellas County Clerk's Office. The signature is forged among other discrepancies, according to Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court.
READ THE COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE HERE.

December 15, 2006 -Clerk of the Circuit Court, Ken Burke certified by Florida Supreme Court
Pinellas County Clerk completes extensive training program on duties, functions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -PINELLAS COUNTY, FL - Honorable Ken Burke was recently named as one of Florida's certified elected Clerks of the Circuit Court by the Florida Supreme Court. Burke, Clerk of Pinellas County, achieved certification along with six other Clerks of the Circuit Court who took office in 2005....
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November 27, 2006 -Clerk's Finance Division Earns 25th GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -PINELLAS COUNTY, FL - The Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court's Office has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the 25th consecutive year...
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November 17, 2006 -Clerk to perform ceremony on the most romantic day of the year.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -CLEARWATER, FL - A group wedding ceremony will be performed in the charming courtyard of the Clearwater Courthouse, by the Clerk of the Court, Ken Burke, on Valentines' Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2007...
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November 14, 2006 -Clerk's New Website Opens Lines of Communication
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -PINELLAS COUNTY, FL - The Pinellas County Clerk's Office has launched a redesigned website to better serve citizens' needs, announced Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court.
READ THE COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE HERE.

May 19, 2006 -Pinellas County Clerk Recognized for Outstanding Service to Citizens and Courts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -PINELLAS COUNTY, FL - Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Ken Burke was honored with the Liberty Bell Award from the Clearwater Bar Association at the Bar's 45th Law Day Luncheon and Annual Meeting at the Harborview Center in downtown Clearwater today.
READ THE COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE HERE.

April 24, 2006 -Residents Cautioned of Unnecessary, Pricey "Convenience"
Private company charges nearly $60 for $2.50 certified deed copy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -PINELLAS COUNTY, FL - Many Pinellas County residents have received an official-looking letter emphasizing the government's recommendation to keep a certified copy of property deeds.
READ THE COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE HERE.

April 17, 2006 -Internet access to public records raises privacy and identity theft concerns.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -PINELLAS COUNTY, FL - Official and court records are open to and readily available to citizens. Many of these "public" records contain sensitive information such as Social Security, bank account and credit card numbers; and some records are accessible online, according to Ken Burke, Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court.
READ THE COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE HERE.


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