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Going after parents who don't pay support

CINCINNATI (Deb Dixon) -- Arrests were made in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana on warrants that charged more than 35 people with failing to pay child support.

Five were women and the most owed was $91,000.  The Indiana prosecutor behind the warrant sweep had an offer for these men and women.
Teams went knocking in three states on a warrant sweep for parents who did not paying child support.  All of the more than 35 parents owed anywhere from $91,000 to $1,700.  They were presented options to avoid prosecution.

All of those charged have the option of paying, going to school or going to jail to avoid prosecution.  Those charged have until the end of 2014 to pay what they owe.  It's part of the amnesty agreement that may include making payments and does include attending a financial training class.

Aaron Negangard, Dearborn Ohio Prosecutor, said, "When someone is not paying, they are not visiting, not involved with their child because they know they have financial obligation they're not meeting."

For those who can't pay because they're working the Indiana Department of Labor will offer a work one program.  Court ordered participation will include everything from interview and digital skills to creating and posting a resume.

Then there are those who just don't want to pay.  Negangard has something for them too, "There are some people like that.  We have a prison waiting for them."

If you are on the wanted list it's too late to avoid this.  Your name and face and charges are now public record. 

CLICK HERE for the Non-Support of a Dependent Warrant List

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