In a twist, county collecting loans for lenders

By: SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP)
By: SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP)

Deputies in a northeast Alabama county are helping payday lenders by tracking down delinquent borrowers and arresting them.

District attorneys in most of Alabama refuse to chase the losses of payday lenders, who often charge high interest rates for short-term loans to people who need quick cash.

But The Huntsville Times reports that sheriff's deputies will bang on doors on behalf of payday lenders in Jackson County. The district attorney's office collects a $144 fee for handling the case.

The head of the worthless check unit in Jackson County, Doug Hood, said some people have been arrested for owing money to payday lenders. He said the office is following state law.

Officials in other counties say they do not track down borrowers for payday lending companies.


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