The Missouri child support enforcement agency reportedly admitted making a huge mistake in at least one father’s income withholding for child support.
A data entry clerk allegedly entered the amount of an arrearage in total as the recurring monthly obligation. This resulted in fifty percent of the man’s pay being withheld.
The father, without the help of an attorney, was unable to work within the system to have the error corrected.
Sadly, his frustration recently spawned a quadruple murder-suicide and a rape.
The support agency subsequently disclosed that a child support investigator had noted in the file the discrepancy between the court-ordered obligation and the income deduction order.
It doesn’t appear that he or she initiated any corrective measures.
Read more in this Kansas City Star article.