Bug 2598 - Pay Fines allows payment against accruing fine.
Summary: Pay Fines allows payment against accruing fine.
Alias: None
Product: Koha
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Circulation (show other bugs)
Version: master
Hardware: PC All
: P3 major (vote)
Assignee: Galen Charlton
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Reported: 2008-09-09 03:21 UTC by Chris Cormack
Modified: 2014-12-07 20:02 UTC (History)
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Description Chris Cormack 2010-05-21 00:53:18 UTC

---- Reported by rch@liblime.com 2008-09-09 15:21:54 ----

Interface allows staff to mark an item that is still accruing fines as paid or to write it off.  The fines.pl script cannot handle this, and will result in reapplication of fines to the account.

The status of a still-accruing overdue fine is 'FU' (for Fine Updating?).  Payments should not be allowed against this accounttype.

Suggest a fix for this bug be included in a near-term 3.0 maintenance release.

---- Additional Comments From joe.atzberger@liblime.com 2008-09-10 13:48:27 ----

Actually, I think payments *should* be allowed against this fine type.  You should be able to get yourself back under the ($5) noissues limit without having returned the overdue item.  

The only thing missing is a big warning that "This fine will continue to be assessed until resolved!"

---- Additional Comments From rch@liblime.com 2008-09-11 12:16:00 ----

Agreed there -- I have initial reports that paying against an accruing fine results in incorrect behavior, namely the account essentially being credited double the amount of the payment.  A quick glance at the code suggests that it should be allowed, but some further testing is needed.

---- Additional Comments From joe.atzberger@liblime.com 2009-07-01 22:12:00 ----

Reducing severity unless/until deeper bug is documented.

--- Bug imported by chris@bigballofwax.co.nz 2010-05-21 00:53 UTC  ---

This bug was previously known as _bug_ 2598 at http://bugs.koha.org/cgi-bin/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=2598

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Comment 1 Liz Rea 2012-05-02 15:56:53 UTC
I have not observed this behavior in Koha 3.8. Reopen if necessary.