Weekly AG Newspaper Columns
Child Support Evader: David Tello
CHILD SUPPORT EVADER
Last Address: San Antonio, TX
Height: 5' 6"
Color of Eyes: Brown
Color of Hair: Brown
Attorney General Greg Abbott needs your help to find Child Support Evader David Tello, one of the Most Wanted Child Support Evaders in Texas. Tello, who was named to the Attorney General's Top Ten List of Child Support Evaders in March 2002, owes $49,479 for his two children's care. Tello has gone underground to elude officials and willfully avoid arrest.
In the original divorce decree from 1990, Tello was ordered to make child support payments of $62.50 a week. Tello, who had the ability to pay and did not, was placed on 36 months probation in 1993 for getting more than $8,000 behind on his child support payments. Tello did not follow the terms of the court order, and an arrest warrant was issued in October 1995 to revoke his probation.
Due to an indictment by the Bexar County Grand Jury in December 1999, Tello is also wanted on a felony warrant for criminal non-support. Tello now owes more than $49,000 in unpaid child support because of missed payments and interest on unpaid child support.
Tello may be hiding in San Antonio, and is most likely working for cash to avoid garnishment of wages to pay child support. Contact the Attorney General's Office at 1-866-EVADERS (382-3377) to report information that may lead to the arrest of David Tello.
The Child Support Evaders on the top ten list are being singled out because they have the ability to take responsibility for their children, but refuse to do so. Incarceration is the only option for parents who flagrantly ignore a court's order to pay child support. The Attorney General's Office helps parents who lack the ability to pay child support by referring them to job training and employment services.
Visit the agency's Web site www.oag.state.tx.us to find out about other Child Support Evaders, and for information about the Attorney General's Child Support Division.
POINTS TO REMEMBER
CHILD SUPPORT EVADERS
Criteria for a parent to be named a Most Wanted Child Support Evader:
Court-ordered delinquent support must be in excess of $5,000
Arrest warrant must have been issued for non-support
Location of non-custodial parent is unknown
Parent has not made any payments in the last six months
Non-custodial parent must not be involved in bankruptcy proceedings
Non-custodial parent must not be receiving welfare benefits
Because we must make Child Support information public, the custodial parent must sign a confidentiality waiver.