Parents who have skipped out on child support payments may find their pictures in the newspaper as Westchester County tries to shame them into compliance.
County Executive Andrew Spano says the faces of four elusive deadbeat dads who owe a total of $193,000 will appear in an ad in the New York Post. He says Westchester is the first county in the state to use the method.
The ad cost $6,600. The county will look at the results and then consider taking out more ads featuring other parents.
The county chose a New York City newspaper because many of the parents live in the city.
The county also suspends driver’s licenses, garnishees pay and even arrests parents who don’t pay child support.