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Child Support Evader: Irma Beatrice Marin
CHILD SUPPORT EVADER
IRMA BEATRICE MARIN
Last Address: El Paso, TX
Occupation: Retail Sales/Bartender
Height: 5' 1"
Color of Eyes: Brown
Color of Hair: Brown
Attorney General Greg Abbott needs your help to find Child Support Evader Irma Beatrice Marin, one of the Most Wanted Child Support Evaders in Texas. Marin, who was named a Child Support Evader in November 2004, owes $27,534 for four sons who live with their father in Mercedes.
In September 1999, when Marin's divorce became final, she was ordered to pay $375 a month for the care of her children. She did not follow the court order, and in September an enforcement hearing was held where an arrest warrant was issued after she failed to appear.
In March 2003, Marin was arrested in El Paso County where she served nine days in jail and paid a $3,000 bond. The following month, an enforcement hearing was held and she was found to be more than $17,000 in arrears. In July 2003, an arrest warrant was issued after Marin failed to appear at another hearing.
Due to missed payments and interest that accrues on unpaid child support, she now owes more than $27,000.
Law enforcement and investigators from the Attorney General's Office have searched the state for Marin. Contact the Attorney General's Office at 1-866-EVADERS (382-3377) to report information that may lead to the arrest of Irma Beatrice Marin.
Child Support Evaders are 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 website at www.oag.state.tx.us to find out about other Child Support Evaders, and to obtain 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.