ABC News reports that the Milwaukee man is charged with three felony counts of failure to support his 3-year-old child, after he allegedly didn't make a single monthly child support payment for three years. He was supposed to pony up $150 a month.
“What we do in these types of cases is we try to find out from other family members whether there is other information we may not be able to know about,” Milwaukee County Chief Deputy District Attorney Kent Lovern told ABCNews.com.
Lovern told WDJT his office often uses Facebook to build cases against suspected child support scofflaws.
"It's a great investigative tool for us because it gives us a glimpse into their real lives that our targets may be living," Lovern said.
The Stir's Nicole Fabian-Weber tries to understand what would posses someone to post photos of themselves with money when they are delinquent on child support payments. She comes to the conclusion that it has something to do with the constant need for attention that Facebook engenders and feeds:
It's awfully easy to get caught these days, thanks to Facebook. People want to be seen! They want to be heard! And clearly, that's predominantly what's on their minds. I mean, bailing out on three years of child support, then uploading a photo of cash. That's just dumb. And that, my Friends, is being drunk on Facebook.