Policing for profit happens all the time, all across the country, in many different ways. Get caught up in the web of local regs and police departments and it can cost quite a lot.
And God forbid if the local lawyers really start hustling the system in your town.
Six months after Ramona Morales paid a $250 fine because one of her tenants was illegally housing chickens, Silver & Wright invoiced her for $5,600.
A woman in the neighboring town of Indio who was cited for putting up illegal Halloween decorations was charged $2,600.