Erie County Clerk of Courts Barbara Johnson confirmed Friday that her office has more than $500,000 in uncollected fines and court costs.
Her opponent, Stephen Schaeffer, had estimated the office had half a million to a million dollars in uncollected funds, but Johnson said the range is $500,000-$700,000.
Schaeffer said he would hire a collection agency to collect the money. Johnson said she is exploring that possibility.
Read more about the clerk of courts candidates and their proposals in Saturday's Register.