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Unpaid city fines going to collection agency

A new contract between Havre City Court and the Havre Credit Bureau is intended to give people with court fines an incentive to pay.

The contract, signed Monday after a month of negotiations, allows the credit bureau to be a collection agency for the city. It was pursued because city officials have complained that there are hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid fines and warrants owed to city.

City Judge Joyce Perszyk said the first batch of accounts will be sent to the Credit Bureau next week. She said she has a 28-page list of people who have not paid their fines.

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