- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Officials in one eastern Pennsylvania city say parking ticket scofflaws are mostly ignoring an amnesty program allowing them to settle their past tickets for half the normal fine.

WFMZ-TV (https://bit.ly/2dIqxCR ) says Easton City Council reported the results of the program at Monday night’s meeting.

More than 90 percent of the tickets - totaling $719,000 in fines - remain unpaid. The half-off amnesty deal was announced in July.

Only about 1,000 tickets have been paid, with the city collecting about $36,000.

Police Chief Carl Scalzo says officers are looking for scofflaws and will put immobilizing wheel boots on cars whose owners haven’t paid up.

Still, Councilwoman Sandra Vulcano says the amnesty program “didn’t work to our benefit as much as we wanted it to.”

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Information from: WFMZ-TV, https://www.wfmz.com

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