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Last updated on Sunday, July 21, 2013
(BLOOMINGTON) - Monroe County’s effort to collect fees owed from traffic tickets dating back more than a decade is frustrating some violators who question why the county waited until now to seek payment.
County commissioners signed a contract with a collections agency this year after the city of Bloomington stopped using the county clerk's office as its collection agent for parking fines.
The Herald-Times reports the city's move meant the county office no longer received money for processing citations and collecting fines owed to the city.
Indianapolis debt-collection agency Eagle Accounts Group turned over $140,000 to the county between February and the end of June.
Clerk Linda Robbins says the collection effort helps restore revenue and clean up old records. There is no statute of limitations on traffic fines.
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