FINES dodgers have been warned to pay up or find their cash seized after an Ayrshire man had his bank account frozen for repeatedly failing to pay a court fine.

The man had two fines totalling £574 but ignored repeated warnings and attempts to agree payment.

Fines enforcement officers obtained an earnings arrestment order and the full amount was then recovered.

Another Ayrshire man had his wages seized after failing to pay more than half of a £2,000 fine for vandalism.

SCTS Chief Operations Officer David Fraser said: “The fines enforcement teams continue to be highly effective in securing unpaid fines – ignoring your fine and not speaking to an enforcement officer if you are having difficulty paying is very unwise."