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This unit aggressively seeks to collect money owed to crime victims and the court system.
A variety of methods are employed by the Collections Unit, including working with defendants to establish re-payment agreements.
Those who fail or refuse to pay court-ordered monies also face arrest. In addition to networking with other law enforcement agencies, the unit also holds un-announced “round-ups” on a regular basis.
Writing a worthless check is a criminal offense and can lead to arrest and time in jail. We believe that holding bad check writers accountable for their crimes serves as a deterrent for others who may consider committing this crime.
The Collections Unit works closely with area merchants and individuals who have been victimized by bad check writers.
In 2007, the Collections Unit recovered approximately $300,000 for those victims.
We are committed to holding criminals who have been ordered to pay restitution to victims accountable. We strive to recover full restitution for crime victims. The Collections Unit uses State and National databases to track and locate defendants who have been ordered to pay restitution.
The Collections Unit works with crime victims in recoverying money to which they are entitled. The unit enters into Restitution Recovery Agreements with defendants to establish payment plans. If restitution is not paid as ordered by the court, the unit seeks sanctions, including jail time, against the offenders.
(L-R) Kristal Key and Mike Bishop
Combined Collection Forces...
Our Restitution Recovery Unit and our Worthless Check Unit have now been combined to form a Collections Unit.
If you have questions about Restitution Recovery or Worthless Checks, you may contact Supervisor Carolyn Duster by email or phone at (256) 764-6351.