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Stimulus Checks Seized 

A Department of Health and Human Services official says the child support division had collected about $1,200,000 from stimulus checks going to more than 1,800 people through May 23.

The state tax agency, Maine Revenue Services, says it’s collected $624,000 in funds from stimulus checks from people who owe state income taxes. By the time the program ends, the total may be in excess of $1,250,000.

Most states with income taxes have similar agreements with the federal government to seize stimulus payments.

People whose stimulus checks were diverted received notices from the state.