FLEMINGTON, NJ - Sheriff’s officers here were part of a recent statewide effort to arrest parents who failed to pay child support.

Detectives and officers from the Hunterdon Sheriff’s Office arrested six suspects with warrants totaling more than $135,000. The warrant sweep was conducted in cooperation with the state’s Office of Child Support Services.

“Parents who are negligent in paying court-ordered support cause a financial burden not only to the custodial parent but to our taxpayers as well,” said Hunterdon Sheriff Fred Brown in a press release.

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Here are those arrested, and the amount owed, according to Brown:

  • Lawrence Scheier, 54, of Bloomingdale; $97,736
  • Kevin Gares, 42, of Three Bridges; $20,492
  • Latisha Germany, 32, of Glen Gardner; $4,559
  • Wayne Evans, 48, of Hackettstown; $210
  • Vincent Burd, 49, of Phillipsburg; $10,722
  • Walter Wood, 48, of Whitehouse Station; $3,181

For information on how to resolve a child support warrant, call the sheriff’s Investigative Unit at 908-788-1166.