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SHERIFF NOW TAX COLLECTOR?

SHERIFF NOW TAX COLLECTOR?

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Some folks who have called with questions about their Guilford County tax listing forms may have gotten the impression the county is getting tougher about collections.

Those people were the ones who mistakenly phoned the sheriff's department instead of the tax department.``They are calling our front desk,' said Sheriff Walter A. 'Sticky' Burch. ``They said they had a bunch yesterday and a bunch today.'

Francis Kinlaw, assistant to the tax director, thinks he's figured out what happened. The tax department's address along with it's nine digit zip code - 27402-3328 - is printed on the listing form directly above the department's telephone number - 373-3320. Kinlaw figures some people may have glanced down at the number, gotten the two confused and called 373-3328, the sheriff's department.

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