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Minnesota Commerce Department cracks down on debt collection company


ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Commerce took action this week against 49 debt collection agencies nationwide that are owned and operated by NCO Financial Systems Inc.

According to a news release from the department, an investigation revealed that the company allegedly employed known felons.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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