Wednesday, December 26, 2007

News&Buzz: Billboards lead to child support arrests

Billboards near Cleveland, Ohio, featuring faces of parents who've seriously slacked on child support payments have led to the arrest of five people who owed nearly $100,000 to their kids.

Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh thanked citizens who called the 800-number featured on the billboard, the Cleveland Plain Dealer said. "My office is grateful to these citizens who believe, as we do, in the importance of supporting the children of Summit County," she said in a prepared statement.

The billboards are the latest tack in Walsh's campaign against parents who don't pay -- she's also imprisoned many and suspended driver's licenses.

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