Oregon Statutes - Chapter 697 - Collection Agencies; Check-Cashing Businesses; Debt Consolidating Agencies - Section 697.555 - Civil penalties; restitution.

(1) If the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services finds that a person has violated a provision of ORS 697.500 to 697.555 or any rules adopted under ORS 697.500 to 697.555, the director may impose in the manner provided in ORS 183.745 a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $1,000 for each violation or, in the case of a continuing violation, not more than $1,000 for each day that the violation continues. The total amount of a penalty imposed for a continuing violation may not exceed $20,000 for each offense. The director shall pay all moneys received under this section into the Consumer and Business Services Fund as provided in ORS 705.145.

(2) The director may order any check-cashing business the director finds in violation of ORS 697.520 to repay any excessive fee, service charge or consideration the check-cashing business has collected. [2007 c.358 §15]

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