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Criminal offenders in collections

  • December 12, 2010 - 6:35 AM

At least 743 Minnesota-based debt collectors with criminal records have been registered by the state since 2005. Half the offenders were registered with just five collections firms. The totals include current and former collectors in a high-turnover industry.

Company Offenders*

Financial Recovery Services Inc. 96

Allied Interstate Inc. 81

IC System Inc. 71

AllianceOne Receivables Management Inc. 62

Bureau of Collection Recovery LLC 61

* cumulative tally for five years; current totals are lower. Sources and methods: The Star Tribune matched names and companies from the state Commerce Department debt collection registry with criminal conviction and court data. Only Minnesota felonies and gross misdemeanor offenses are included.

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