How Will Vince Dean Collect Past Due Fees?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The article by reporter Louie Brogdon in Thursday's paper said that  Vince Dean, who is running against Criminal Court Clerk Gwen Tidwell, criticized her for the more than $50 million in uncollected fees since 1994.  

But the article did not tell readers how Mr. Dean plans to collect those fees from criminals if he is elected. I guess he wasn't asked. Can he collect fees from persons who are now in prison? It seems to me that would be hard to do.  

On the other hand, it is easy for Dean to criticize Ms.

Tidwell if he doesn't have a solution. Maybe it's a secret.

Donna Smith

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