Municipal Collections of America will recover outstanding parking ticket fines and unpaid civil penalties for red-light violations in Tuscaloosa, Ala. under a contract city council members approved this week.

A total of 657 red-light violators captured by a camera system installed last year have gone at least three months without paying their citation. That amounts to $82,148 in unpaid fines, according to a spokesman with the Tuscaloosa Police Department. The collection period runs from Sept. 1, 2013 to late April 2014, when the last 90-day violation was counted.

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