LANSING (WWJ) – More than two dozen people with ties to Oakland County are under arrest for failing to pay child support. Collectively, the 26 people owed more than $860,000 in support to 48 children, according to the state attorney general’s office.
Some of the arrests were made out of state. Three others agreed to turn themselves in to police.
The state says in all of the cases, the fathers had the ability to pay child support but refused to do so.
“Our job is to protect our most vulnerable citizens, our children,” said Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in a statement. “If you have the ability to pay child support and refuse to fulfill that responsibility, we will hold you accountable.”
Officials say that since its inception, the Attorney General’s Child Support Division has collected over $110 million for Michigan kids.
Custodial parents who are currently not receiving their child support may file an online request for review by Schuette’s office at this link.