From the San Diego Union-Tribune:
Some 24,000 accounts…have been turned over to the city treasurer for collection. Together they owe more than $3 million of unpaid library fines.
That doesn’t include another 337,000 accounts carrying balances under $100, whose only penalty for unpaid fines is a loss of library privileges – without the unpleasantness of the collections process. Including those, outstanding fines totaled $7.5 million, as of April.
Unpaid fines sent to the treasurer involve more than 177,000 items checked out from 36 locations, including seven laptops, five Samsung Chromebooks, four Sony portable reader systems and thousands of CDs, books and DVD.
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