Scunthorpe woman who racked up more than £7,500 in court penalties still owes nearly £3k
A WOMAN who had racked up more than £7,500 in court penalties over the past 12 years still owed nearly £3,000, a court heard.
Nicola Daly, 34, of Dunnock Close, Scunthorpe, appeared before North Lincolnshire Magistrates' Court after claiming she was having trouble paying her arrears.
The court heard that a total of £7,507 had been imposed on her in fines, costs and compensation between 2000 and last year. The offences included obtaining property by deception in 2000.
She had paid off £4,525, but still owed £2,982, the court was told.
Daly asked for the matter to be brought before the court again because she claimed that, although she was "working long hours", she could not afford to pay a previous £250-a-month attachment of earnings order.
District judge Daniel Curtis agreed to revert to an earlier order for her to pay £50 a month. She had complied "sporadically" with this in the past, said Mr Curtis.
He warned her that she could face prison if she did not keep up the payments.