FRANKLIN, Ind. Efforts to track down parents who are behind on their child support are paying off in Johnson County.
Prosecutor Brad Cooper has hired a former sheriff's deputy to find those in arrears. Investigator Troy DeHart has helped police find and arrest 33 people since April.
The Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1aspPQv ) the money from bonds the parents pay to get out of jail goes directly toward child support.
Deputy Prosecutor Lori Prince says Johnson County parents owe more than $18.2 million in child support. The average overdue balance per parent is more than $4,500.
Prince says the prosecutor's office also is checking up on parents to make sure they are paying on time.
At the end of June, the prosecutor's office had collected about $3.6 million in back child support.