Presentation on theme: "CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS"— Presentation transcript:
1 CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS Jim HamlinDallas County District ClerkMary Cannon, Special Assistant
2 EVER 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.
3 Brief 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.
4 How 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
6 GENERAL 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)
7 AVERAGE 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
11 BENEFITS 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.
12 DISADVANTAGES 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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