Mainers to Face Unpaid Court Fines 

According to reports, Mainers are responsible for nearly $13,000,000 in unpaid criminal and civil fines. Some of them date back nearly three decades.Justice Nancy Mills says there are more than 1,300 cases of unpaid fines in the Kennebec County Court alone, with some cases dating back to 1982.And now Maine courts are stepping up efforts to collect those old fines from the people who have neglected to pay them.Last week nearly a dozen people appeared in Kennebec County Superior Court in Augusta for defaulting on old criminal fines.At those hearings most people paid up or arranged a new payment plan. But some elected to go to jail to pay off their debts at the rate of either $5 or $10 a day.