Flashy Facebook pictures posted by some fathers in Minnesota and around the country are getting them in trouble for nonpayment of child support. According to one single mother in Wisconsin, her 5-year-old daughter's father regularly posts photos of himself holding stacks of cash in his custom car. Meanwhile, the mother has received only one of the monthly $100 payments he is supposed to make for the care of their child.
The assistant district attorney for the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office says that social media has become a useful tool for determining which fathers have the resources to pay child support and which ones don't. Because failure to pay child support is only a crime when the father has the means to pay but fails to do so, examining some social media posts can be vital for determining who is breaking the law.