Child support sweep nabs 44 in Gloucester County

December 17, 2013 1:39:25 PM PST
44 people were arrested during an early morning child support sweep in Gloucester County.

The total cash owed by those arrested totaled $779,702.54.

Gloucester County Sheriff Carmel Morina announced Tuesdaythat during the early morning hours of December 9, 10 and 11, 30 officers from the Gloucester County Sheriff's Department, the Gloucester County Department of Corrections, Glassboro, Paulsboro, West Deptford, Pitman, Logan, Woolwich, Westville, and Rowan University Police Departments, took part in a sweep operation attempting to serve 120 warrants in various municipalities throughout Gloucester County.

A total of 56 child support warrants were served on the 44 arrested.

"This is a combined effort of the Sheriff's Department, Department of Corrections and local law enforcement agencies working together to achieve outstanding results," stated Sheriff Morina in a statement, "I am very proud of the fine job everyone did."

Out of the 44 persons arrested, 20 were lodged in the Salem County Jail, 22 paid some type of cash payment securing their release totaling $10,118.00 and two were released by probation.

Sheriff Morina stated, "This sweep was part of a Sheriff's Department state-wide effort and no major incidents occurred during this operation."

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