Morris County authorities recently arrested 69 people accused of failing to pay child support.
According to the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement conducted a sting operation and ended up apprehending a total of 69 suspects, including three female suspects.
The sting operation also resulted in Morris County officials collecting more than $38,000 in back child support. The money is expected to be distributed to kids who are owed child support in Morris County, NJ.
Morris County is not the only NJ county where law enforcement has been focusing on making sure that child support gets paid by parents. The Sheriff’s Association of New Jersey is orchestrating a statewide crackdown on individuals who fail to provide timely payment of court-ordered child support.
In a news release issued by Morris County Undersheriff William Schievella, police expect to make more child support-related arrests in the coming days and weeks. Schievella said that cracking down on individuals who fail to pay child support is a “priority” for Morris County Sheriff’s Warrant Squad detectives because it is the kind of crime that “hurts the children of our communities.”
After being placed under arrest and processed, eight suspects were transferred to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, New Jersey. They were being held at the jail on varying bail amounts.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “69 Arrested in Morris County Child-Support Sweep.”