Very commonly, child support is paid to a state agency acting as intermediary between the noncustodial parent and the custodial parent.
This system serves as a buffer between parents and generally works well.
But it is not without its flaws.
An employee of a private company under contract to collect child support for the state has been indicted for identity theft.
The job furnished access to sensitive personal information of many people.
The employee allegedly sold the personal information of about 1,000 of those people, such as social security numbers and bank account numbers, to an undercover law enforcement officer.
The transactions reportedly date back to October 2008.