Presentation on theme: "CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS"— Presentation transcript:
1CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS Jim HamlinDallas County District ClerkMary Cannon, Special Assistant
2EVER HEAR THIS?“CRIMINALS DO NOT HAVE ANY MONEY; THEREFORE, THEY CANNOT PAY”This statement is absolutely NOT TRUE!After 5 years and $17.46m in collections,they DO and they CAN!You have to create the expectation level that costs and fines MUST be paid.
3Brief Overview of Felony Collections Divided into Three SystemsSystem 1: In person interviews straight from CourtSystem 2: Probationers within six months of completing probationSystem 3: Jail billing for State and County Jail SentencesStaffed by 6 County Employees: 1 Collections Coordinator, 3 Interviewers, 2 Clerical Support.100% Collection rate is not the goal. Increasing revenue and bringing in new money is the goal.
4How payments are received Payment in person to the CashierMailed in to the officeDrop Box at the CourthouseApproximately 30 to 50 payments are dropped over a weekend periodCREDIT CARDSIn personINTERNET
6GENERAL REQUIREMENTS TO ACCEPT CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS Need a contract with a bank and/or Credit Card vendorNeed a website or a contractor to host a website (for internet payments)
7AVERAGE MONTHLY COLLECTIONS Average monthly collections for all payment methods is $425,000Average monthly CREDIT CARD collections is $39,115Credit Card collections account for just under 10% of monthly collections
11BENEFITS OF CREDIT CARD ACCEPTANCE EASE OF PAYMENTClients do not have to come downtown to make a payment. Payments can be made from home, the library or anywhere internet access is available.Able to make payments ON TIME.Able to make FULL PAYMENT.VERY FEW CASES OF FRAUDWe have experienced only 2 cases of fraud in over 4,450 transactions.
12DISADVANTAGES OF CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS Bank charge to County of between 2-3%Per transaction charge for ClientDallas County went from 3% of payment made to $5.00 per internet payment. Clients paying OTC (over the counter) do not have to pay the transaction fee.Fraud/Credit Card MisuseIn the case fraud is discovered, we notify their Probation Officer of the situation.
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