JUST IN: EC Clerk of Courts' office has thousands in uncollected funds

SANDUSKY Erie County Clerk of Courts Barbara Johnson confirmed Friday that her office has more than
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

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.