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Apr 8, 2014 9:26 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Kinder seeks help to collect fines, court costs

The Kinder City Council has agreed to seek the help of a national debt collection agency to help the town collect more than $88,300 in unpaid traffic fines and court costs.
On Monday, the council gave Mayor Estes LeDoux authority to negotiate a contract with American Municipal Services of Carrollton, Texas, to help the Kinder Police Department collect money offenders have never paid from outstanding traffic tickets and court fines.
As of March 19, the American Press reports Kinder is owed $88,346 in delinquent fines and court costs, some of which date back two to three years.
The money owed ranges from $550 to $844 and includes debts owed for speeding tickets, parking violations and other traffic fines.

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