Police round up deadbeat parents

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Officers across New Mexico are in search of dead beat parents as part of the annual round up of those who owe a large amount for child support.

The people at the center of the roundup were given a warning and grace period. Monday, officers tracked down those who did head the warnings.

The hope is these people will quickly bond out after they’ve been booked.

“They’ll bond out,” Matt Kennicott with the NM Human Services Department said. “The amount of the bond for the bench warrant goes straight to the children that they owe it to. So this is a way to get families and the children of these people the support that they do,”

Law enforcement plans to be pick up offenders throughout the week.

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