I know what you’re thinking; how can a guy be fined $30,000 for not mowing his yard? Well, several things added up in just the right way in this particular case. Jim Ficken of Dunedin got caught up in the mess after his mother died a few years ago. Jim had to take care of her estate long-distance. He was forced to rely on an elderly neighbor to mow the lawn and take care of the property. That guy died, leaving the property to fall into a state of disarray. The grass grew tall, over 10 inches in height. That’s when Ficken’s attorneys say, the city of Dunedin began to fine the man $500 each day for the infractions. They also say Ficker was never notified of the charges. It didn’t take long for the fines to add up, eventually reaching $30,000. The fines were so high that Ficker faced foreclosure on his mother’s property. While a lower court decided in Ficker’s favor and dropped the fines, now a higher court has reversed the previous decison, saying he still owes all 30k. Ficker has vowed to fight the ruling. Source: KIRO7.com
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