Note: Isn’t it heartwarming to see how much these people care? All this is fine as long as you buy into to the rhetoric that the definition of family doesn’t include the father.
Sep 28, 2005
The state wants you to get a good look at the names and faces on a specialized wanted poster of parents from the Roanoke Valley who Social Services says need to pay their child support, and should have paid up a long time ago.
We have a copy of an ad you’ll see tomorrow in the Roanoke Times, featuring 52 of the 10,000 “worst offenders” in the Roanoke Valley.
We picked the woman and man who owe the most according to this list: Rebecca Conner owes more $32,000, and Aubrey Belcher owes more than $58,000.
Nick Young, Dir. the Division of Child Support Enforcement: “So it’s not like they are two months behind or lost their job, or something like that.”
There’s even a warrant for their arrest. These parents owe more than $972,000 dollars to 122 children in Roanoke City, County and Salem.
Young; We are getting better at enforcing against parents, but the problem is not getting better. So it’s one of the reasons we’re using one of these more public measures.
Social Services paid close to $4500 dollars to take out the ad, but this new tactic is already paying off. We first showed you an ad that appeared in a Hampton Roads newspaper last month. Since then, 40 parents have come forward or been arrested, and paid or promised their children $40,000 dollars.
Young: People ask me do you do this to humiliate people? That might be the practical outcome, but we just want to find them.
To find them, and get them to take responsibility for their children.
Social Services doesn’t want to have parents arrested, they want them to pay. If you’d like to turn yourself in, or offer a tip on where one of these wanted people are, stop by the Division of Child Support Enforcement on 3535 Franklin Road in Roanoke, or call Crimeline at 344-8500.
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