Missed Jury Duty scam alert
Thursday, June 08, 2017—Angelina Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk of Court, would like to warn Manatee County residents that there is a telephone scam occurring in our community where a caller claims that you missed jury duty. The caller will claim to be an official with the Clerk's office or a local law enforcement agency and tell you that you are facing arrest and jail time unless you cooperate.
The caller will then attempt to "authenticate" your identity by asking for personal information like your date of birth and social security number, or the caller will tell you that the "bail" can be paid to them in person or by wiring them the money immediately. Some will even offer to take your credit or debit card over the phone to pay the bond so you are not arrested.
If you are summoned for jury duty, you will receive an official notice in the mail from the Manatee County Clerk of Court. And, if you miss jury duty, the Clerk's office will not call or e-mail you asking for payment.
Manatee Clerk Warns of Email Scam
Thursday, June 01, 2017 — Warning: Email scam alert
Manatee County residents, please be on high alert for an email scam that looks like an official court summons. These false emails will often include an attachment or link that may download a virus or attempt to steal your personal information.
If someone has been summoned for jury duty or to appear in court, they’ll receive an official notice in the mail from the Manatee County Clerk of Courts, not an email.
Clerk receives Highest Award for Financial Reporting
Friday, October 14, 2016— For the 37th consecutive year, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, has been awarded with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the County’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR), for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 for Manatee County reporting and the 17th consecutive year for Manatee County Port Authority. This Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by government and its management.
The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the GFOA for our reporting. We strive to make our financial reports clear and easy to understand. It’s imperative that taxpayers know how and where their money is being spent and that they feel comfortable with our service and transparency. This report fully discloses the financial decisions and operations of our local government and I’m extremely proud of the Finance team’s work,” says Angel Colonneso.
This report is available on the Internet on the Finance page of the Clerk’s web site, CAFR.