In Texas, child support payments didn’t make it to the receiver because of a child support scam that has three main suspects. The three have plead guilty to the crime of Child support payment mail fraud and aggravated identity theft last Tuesday. They worked for a company that does processing of child support payments for the state of Texas, reported a N York Family Lawyer. They face 20 years in prison for these charges.
Thirteen are involved in this case but three have already plead guilty. The child support payments were made with Affiliated Computer Services who had an 18.2 million dollar contract to make payments to Texans in the form of Texas debit cards. The 13 people accused took advantage of this contract and used the debit cards to buy themselves things. They gave these Texas debit cards to friends. They friends then bought things for the accused using the debit cards.
Xerox recently bought out Affiliated Computer Services. This new company paid back the debit card victims $275,000, according to the US attorney generals office.
Child support cases are common in many areas including, Westchester and Suffolk counties.
Six different employees got into the computer system an obtained the victims addresses and personal information and gave the stolen information to people to call AFC and get the debit cards sent out to them, explained a New York Family Lawyer. This deception and fraud happened between October 2008 through June 2010. A couple of the defendants are still waiting to go to trial. The trial is scheduled for March of this year, said a New York Family Lawyer.
A New York Family Attorney can help if you are not receiving child support in a timely manner. Child support issues require legal work to be done on your behalf. Call a New York Family Attorney and get the legal process started today.