INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Marion County Prosecutor's Office is taking aim at parents who aren't making child support payments.
On Wednesday, the office announced the filing of felony charges against six different parents with what they call the "most egregious outstanding balances."
The six parents combined owed $369,918, according to prosecutor's office officials.
The charges come after the office offered parents a chance to come forward without penalties. The program was called Stop Delaying — Start Paying. The program encouraged parents to come forward to avoid criminal prosecution and work with the prosecutor's office to get on track with child support payments.
The following list names the parents charged with nonsupport of a dependent child, a Class C felony, the money the office says they owe and the number of children they're supposed to support:
- Jumoke Bobbitt; $99,977.31; 4 children
- Mark Brown; $80,238.73; 2 children
- Brianna Clayton; $21,641.11; 2 children
- Damon Edwards; $52,837.20; 3 children
- Jeffrey Lewis; $37,465.00; 1 child
- Khalis Smith; $77,759.00; 1 child
Parents who want to schedule an appointment or make a payment should visit www.indy.gov/childsupport or call 317-327-1800. The prosecutor's office is currently managing about 76,000 child support cases.
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