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Child Support Evader: John E. Moses

CHILD SUPPORT EVADER JOHN E. MOSES Owes: $72,508 Last Address: Houston, TX Occupation: Fast Food Industry Born: 05/22/60 Height: 5' 8" Weight: 165 Color of Eyes: Blue Color of Hair: Blonde Race: Caucasion Attorney General Greg Abbott needs your help to find Child Support Evader John E. Moses, one of the Most Wanted Child Support Evaders in Texas. Moses owes more than $72,000 in past due child support for the care of his 16-year-old son, who lives with his mother in Houston. Moses was added to the Attorney General's Top Ten List in October 2002. He has gone underground to elude officials and willfully avoid arrest on his Attorney General Child Support case. In January 1993, a Fort Bend County judge found Moses more than $9,000 behind in child support, and ordered the delinquent father to pay $360 a month to cover current child support payments and the past due amount that had accumulated since the original court order. Moses has paid only $2,395 since the judge's admonition more than ten years ago to make regular child support payments. When Moses failed to appear at a February 1994 court hearing to monitor his payment history, an arrest warrant was issued. Moses is covering his tracks to elude investigators who have followed up on numerous leads to locate and arrest him. Moses does not have a current driver's license and he purposely avoids obtaining property or vehicles in his name. We believe Moses is hiding in the Houston area, and those who know him may spread the word each time law enforcement officials close in to execute the arrest warrant. Moses may be employed in the fast food industry or 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 John E. Moses. Visit the agency's Web site at to find out about other Child Support Evaders. 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. 1-866-EVADERS (382-3377)