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Child Support Evader: Kurt Lindner
Child Support Evader
Last Address: Abilene, Texas
Color of Eyes: Green
Color of Hair: Brown
Distinguishing Identifier: N/A
Attorney General Greg Abbott needs your help to find Child Support Evader Kurt Lindner. Lindner, who was named a Child Support Evader in December 2005, owes $29,226 for a daughter from Abilene.
In 1993, when Lindner and his wife divorced, he was ordered to pay $250 a month for his daughter's care. By the next year, he had fallen more than $3,000 behind on his payments. A Taylor county judge found him in contempt of court and gave him a jail sentence that was immediately suspended because he agreed to work and begin making regular child support payments.
Lindner did not honor his agreement to start providing for his young daughter. After being given many opportunities to pay, his driver's license was suspended. Even that drastic action failed to force his compliance, and by October 2000, Lindner owed more than $7,000. An arrest warrant was issued after he failed to appear at a February 2002 court hearing.
Lindner has not made a payment in five years. Due to missed payments and interest that accrues on unpaid child support, he now owes more than $29,000.
Law enforcement and investigators from the Attorney General's Office have searched the state for Kurt Lindner. Contact the Attorney General's Office at 1-866-EVADERS (382-3377) to report information that may lead to his arrest.
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 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.