Posted: Apr 27, 2015 7:17 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 28, 2015 11:46 AM EDT
By Katie Davis, NBC 10 I-Team Reporter
NBC 10 began investigating the state's unpaid court costs in February, and learned criminals owe Rhode Island taxpayers more than $70 million.
But, the I-Team also learned that chasing that cash isn't always worth the cost. In some cases, Rhode Island taxpayers spend more to lock people up than those people ever owed.