Cumberland County city becomes first in N.J. to use outside collection agency

    Bridgeton has become the first city in New Jersey to use outside collection agencies to collect fines from delinquent payers.

    The News of Cumberland County reports the city chose Duncan Solutions to help collect everything from traffic tickets to trash ordinance violations.

    “It does no good for the judge to impose fines if the offender is never compelled to pay them, so we’ve decided it’s time to lead the way in this new approach,” Bridgeton Mayor Albert Kelly told the News of Cumberland County.

    According to the city, delinquent payers owe more than $3 million.

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