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Child Support Evader: Renee Hebert
CHILD SUPPORT EVADER
Last Address: Clute, Texas
Height: 5' 6"
Color of Eyes: Brown
Color of Hair: Brown
Attorney General Greg Abbott needs your help to find Child Support Evader Renee Hebert. Hebert, who was named a Child Support Evader in December 2004, owes $12,134 for a son and daughter from Galveston.
In 1983, when Hebert and her husband divorced, she was ordered to pay $50 a month for her two children's care. In November 2001, a Galveston County judge increased Hebert's monthly child support payment to $250, based on her earnings at that time.
An arrest warrant was issued when Hebert, who received legal notice, did not attend the court hearing to modify her child support obligation. She has not made a payment in over three years. Due to missed payments and interest that accrues on unpaid child support, Hebert owes more than $12,000.
Law enforcement and investigators from the Attorney General's Office have searched the state for Hebert. Contact the Attorney General's Office at 1-866-EVADERS (382-3377) to report information that may lead to the arrest of Renee Hebert.
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 Web site 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.