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Marshall County officials make good on promise to collect debts

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So far 92 cases were resolved, and the county collected more than $223-thousand. So far 92 cases were resolved, and the county collected more than $223-thousand.
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Prosecutors in Marshall County made good on a promise toarrest people with outstanding bad checks or court costs.

Deputies and police across the county arrested people,and took them to the District Attorney's office to pay their debts or face jailtime.

February was declared Amnesty Month to give people achance to clear their record. So far 92 cases were resolved, and the countycollected more than $223-thousand.

"Someone may have written a bad check and got some itemfrom a merchant and the merchant doesn't get anything in return when the checkcomes back bad," said Marshall County Assistant District Attorney Chris Able. "Sothis is a means through the prosecution and the collection of these to make themerchants whole."

County leaders said they would continue searching for allparties with outstanding debt.

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