Professional license roundup for May: Two in York County disciplined


The Pennsylvania Department of State recently announced disciplinary actions — including those against two York County professionals and one business — issued during the month of April.

These two disciplinary actions were among 115 taken last month. A comprehensive list of the sanctions can be found online at

•Alice Schrum, of Manchester, was ordered to permanently and voluntarily surrender her notary commission by the Secretary of Commonwealth- Notaries Public for failing to be of good character, integrity and ability; failing to demonstrate familiarity of the responsibilities and duties of a notary public; failing to maintain an accurate chronological register; and charging or receiving notary public fees in excess of the fees fixed by the Secretary of Commonwealth.

According to the state's report, Schrum was charged with, and pleaded nolo contendo to, felony counts of conspiracy to forge, forging and deceptive business practices. Schrum, 66, was self-employed at Alice's Notary, located at 75 Fairmont Avenue in Manchester, according to the report.

Schrum did not immediately respond to request for comment.

•Tracey Fry Knouse was suspended for no less than three years by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing for failing to comply with a previous board order. The suspension is retroactive to December 5, 2014. Knouse was previously suspended in 2009, but she was granted probationary reinstatement on July 16, 2013, according to the board's report.

Knouse did not immediately respond to request for comment.

—Reach David Weissman at