A report by The Star Ledger and the Statehouse Bureau has revealed licensed workers, such as doctors and accountants, owe the state $13.8 million in overdue fines.
According to the report, the fines include everything from workers lying about their educational backgrounds to sexual harassment.
The unpaid finds were disclosed after a review of six years worth of records by The Star Ledger of the state’s 46 licensing and disciplinary boards.
According to the report, the review showed that 28 percent of all fines issued by these boards went uncollected.
In response to the story, state officials told The Star-Ledger that changes to the system were already in the works.
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