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Theft allegations brought against child support worker

Sometimes, a parent will not receive a child support payment that they were supposed to under a child support order. Failure by the parent which has the child support obligation to make the payment is the most well-known potential cause of this, but it is not the only one. A less common cause, but one that does sometimes occur, is a mistake or misconduct by a child support worker.

Recently, in another state, a child support worker has been accused of stealing child support payments. The worker is a 52-year-old woman and she was employed by a company that is contracted for child support services in Williamson County, Tennessee.

Authorities allege that, during a time period running from 2010 to November 2013, the woman stole over $10,000 in child support payments. The Tennessean article which reported this story did not have details regarding how many families were impacted by the woman's alleged conduct.

Charges of theft and official misconduct have been brought against the woman.

One hopes that all government agencies and companies that are involved in child support collection take all proper steps to ensure that their employees do not engage in misconduct like that alleged in this case.

A failure to receive ordered child support, whether it occurs through delinquency of the paying parent or child support worker error/misconduct, can be incredibly impactful on a Texas parent. Child support attorneys can look into a given failure to receive payment, help to try to determine its cause and help the parent subjected to the failure determine what their options are.

Source: The Tennessean, "Woman charged with stealing more than $10K in child support payments," Adam Tamburin, March 17, 2014

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