SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Seminole County residents selected for jury duty will not have to wait for a paper check to get paid anymore for performing a civic duty.
Last week, the Clerk of Courts started a new way of paying jurors and began handing out new court funds cards to jurors.
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Once the funds are transferred, a text is sent to activate the card and the money will be downloaded to the card or can be transferred it to a bank account.
The clerk of the court says it’s more convenient and will also save money.
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“We’re sending out a lot of these checks are just for $15 is not a lot of money. But by the time you have employees and postage and handling, you can be spending $4 or so per check, just to mail it out,” Seminole County Clerk of Court Grant Maloy. “So, this will save a lot of money where we can just electronically send you the funds.”
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Jurors can still request a paper check or donate the money to one of two Seminole County charities.
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