Thursday, December 1, 2005

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Attorney General Abbott Seeks Child Support Evader Who Owes $25,000 To Nederland Mother

BEAUMONT – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was in Beaumont today asking the public’s help to find a father who appears on his new Top Ten List of Texas’ Most Wanted Child Support Evaders. Jeffrey Waisath owes $25,171 to support his 13-year-old daughter, who lives with her mother in Nederland. Attorney General Abbott met with the mother, who described the difficulties of raising her daughter without the father’s support.

The Child Support Evaders on the newly announced list owe a combined $554,000 in overdue child support and have gone underground to elude officials and avoid arrest for failing to pay child support.

“Jeffrey Waisath has turned his back on his daughter by refusing to pay child support. Please help me hold this Child Support Evader accountable by providing information that will lead to his arrest,” said Attorney General Abbott. “Parents who avoid their responsibilities to their children must be apprehended and punished.”

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Evader Jeffrey Waisath

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The Attorney General provides a toll free number, 1-866-EVADERS (382-3377), for reporting information on the whereabouts of missing Evaders. Photos of the Evaders are available on the Attorney General’s Web site at Many Evader arrests are made following tips from the public.

Timothy Andrus
owes $144,040 for the support of 2 children.
Timothy AndrusFrancisco BalderramaFrancisco

owes $44,329 for the support of 4 children.
Harry Bomnskie
owes $35,556 for the support of 1 child.
Harry BomnskieCurtis DuttonCurtis Dutton
owes $40,599 for the support of 1 child.
Brad Henderson
owes $85,198 for the support of 3 children.
Brad HendersonKurt LindnerKurt Lindner
owes $27,109 for the support of 1 child.
John Lowry
owes $30,899 for the support of 3 children.
John LowryMax Mata, Sr.Max Mata, Sr.
owes $81,747 for the support of 1 child.
Charles Silva
owes $39,320 for the support of 2 children.
Charles SilvaJeffrey WaisathJeffrey Waisath
owes $25,171 for the support of 1 child.

The Attorney General works with local law enforcement to arrest and incarcerate parents who are delinquent in their child support payments. All of the parents on the new list are wanted on civil or criminal warrants. They face jail time and monetary penalties for failing to pay child support.

The Child Support Evaders on the Top Ten List are being 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.

The Attorney General’s Child Support Division is directed by state and federal law to help families collect child support. The Division handled nearly one million cases and collected $1.864 billion for the fiscal year that ended Aug. 31.

For a parent to be named a Most Wanted Child Support Evader, court-ordered delinquent support must be in excess of $5,000 and an arrest warrant issued. The location of the parent must be unknown, and no child support payments made in the last six months. The parent must not be involved in bankruptcy proceedings or receiving welfare benefits. The parent with custody of the children must sign a confidentiality waiver before the Evader can be added to the list.

The Top Ten Evaders, with last known address and estimated arrears:

Timothy Andrus owes $144,040 for two children in Midlothian.
Last known address: Bennett, CO

Brad Henderson owes $85,198 for three children in Beeville.
Last known address: Beeville

Max Mata, Sr., owes $81,747 for one child in Odem.
Last known address: Kahulua, Hawaii

Francisco Balderrama owes $44,329 for four children in El Paso.
Last known address: El Paso

Curtis Dutton owes $40,599 for one child in Denton.
Last known address: Post

Charles Silva owes $39,320 for two children in Carrollton.
Last known address: Mansfield

Harry Bomnskie owes $35,556 for one child in Burnet.
Last known address: Houston

John Lowry owes $30,899 for three children in San Antonio.
Last known address: San Antonio

Kurt Lindner owes $27,109 for one child in Abilene.
Last known address: Abilene

Jeffery Waisath owes $25,171 for one child in Nederland.
Last known address: Evadale

Six evaders have been arrested from the November 2004 Top Ten List. A total of 62 Evaders have been arrested or located since Attorney General Abbott took office. Anyone with information about a Child Support Evader should contact the Attorney General by calling the hotline at 1-866-EVADERS (382-3377) or e-mailing