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             For Immediate Release                                                                     Debby Dengel (317) 713-6554



Chenango County Sheriff’s Office Announces Credit & Debit Card Payment Options for Cash Bail


Now consumers who wish to make cash bail payments to The Chenango County Correctional Facility  may do so using GovPayNetSM.  GovPayNet accepts major credit and debit cards for cash bail twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week on-site, online (www.govpaynow.com) or by phone (1-877-EZBAIL5). Cardholders can make payments on their own behalf or on behalf of friends or family.  They need only know some basic information about the arrestee and the bail amount, information that Chenango County can provide prior to the cardholder contacting GovPayNet. For convenience, GovPayNet’s dedicated, bilingual Bail Specialists are available around the clock should cardholders require additional help.


Cardholders pay a fee to GovPayNet at the time of their transaction.  There is no fee to the Chenango county Sheriff's office for participation in the GovPayNet basic service, and enhanced participation is also available upon request. Improving the convenience of bail transactions means more frequent and timely payments. By expediting the legal release of arrestees, agencies can anticipate increased revenue and reduced expenses. “This will help keep people who have been granted bail from spending a night or weekend in jail, when banks are closed or they don’t have access to a lot of cash,”  “And that will save taxpayers money and increase our agency’s efficiency.” 


GovPayNet accepts major credit, debit and pre-paid debit card brands—MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express® and Discover®.  “The consumer pays the fee for using the service,” says Mark MacKenzie, CEO of GovPayNet.  “On the next business day, we reconcile the day’s payment with the government office and then electronically forward payment in full to the agency’s bank account.”


GovPayNet, based in Indianapolis, is the category leader in accepting credit and debit cards, on behalf of consumers, to government agencies.  More than 1,400 agencies in over 40 states rely on GovPayNet to process payments from nearly a million consumers annually.  In 2010, GovPayNet processed over $130 Million in payments to government agencies.  Making GovPayNet available to consumers is an excellent opportunity for (agency name) to be at the forefront in offering a convenient, flexible way to pay their government obligations.  For more company information, visit the website at www.GovPayNet.com or call GovPayNet toll-free at (888) 561-7888.


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