Montgomery County’s child support crackdown pays off

    A crackdown on parents who owe child support is paying off for a suburban Philadelphia county.

    The Intelligencer in Doylestown reported Saturday that Montgomery County last week apprehended 37 people who owed $374,000. They were arrested on warrants for failing to pay or failing to show up for court appearances.

    Some paid cash to have their warrants lifted — a total of $16,000 — and others were sent to the county prison until they make arrangements to pay.

    The county initiated the crackdown in June following a week-long amnesty period, during which 45 parents owing $704,000 voluntarily came forward to arrange payment plans.

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