Bounty Hunters of Project Child Support Apprehend DJ Cheese, Who Entered Into a Consent Order, Made a Payment and was Released to Avoid Jail Time.
Tamela Nasim was referred to Project Child Support to assist in the collection of $60,963.13 in unpaid child support that she was owed by Robert E. Cheese, who is also known as Hip-Hop DJ Legend "DJ Cheese". When Ms. Nasim contacted Project Child Support, she stated that she was receiving welfare and was unable to pay the subscription fee of only 13 payments of $30, plus a onetime fee of $10 to cover the document costs. Coincidently, on the day Ms. Nasim contacted Project Child Support, a sponsor for Bounty Alert enabled her to receive Project Child Support's Collection Program at no cost. After conducting an investigation to confirm Mr. Cheese’s address, and determine his ability to pay his child support obligation, Ms. Nasim was provided with additional investigative services, legal services, collection services and apprehension services.
Tamela Nasim's child support order was issued by the Superior Court of New Jersey in Somerset County, and being administered by the Somerset County Department of Probation. Her child support order required DJ Cheese to only pay $85 per week, and he was issued a subsequent Order on March 7, 2012 to pay $20 per week against his more than $60,000 in unpaid child support arrears. The weekly arrears payment plan issued in the subsequent Order, would have caused Ms. Nasim to wait more than 63 years and 6 months to receive all of her unpaid child support; assuming Mr. Cheese never missed another payment. Since Ms. Nasim is currently 46 year old, she would have to live to a ripe old age of 110 before she could collect all of her unpaid child support. Mr. Cheese is 47 years old, so he would have to continue working until he is 111 years old.
After obtaining a copy Mr. Cheese's arrest warrant issued on August 21, 2013 by the Superior Court of New Jersey for the nonpayment of child support, Bounty Alert contracted one of its more than 43 fugitive recovery agencies (bounty hunter agencies) to apprehend Mr. Cheese. Since Mr. Cheese lives in Essex County New Jersey, it was unlikely the Somerset County Sheriff's Department would travel across two counties to apprehend him. Noncustodial parents with arrest warrants relish in the comfort of knowing they typically will not be hunted down by law enforcement for the nonpayment of child support. States do not benefit financially when a noncustodial parent pays their arrears, unless the custodial parent is receiving state assistance. As a result, the cost of enforcing the nonpayment of child support is becoming overwhelming. According to the Office of Child Support Enforcement, unpaid child support exceeds $110 billion dollars in the United States, and $53 billion is absorbed by tax payers, which is almost 50%. According to Ms. Nasim's statement of arrears, Mr. Cheese owes more than $10,000 of his arrears to the State of New Jersey for the state assistance Ms. Nasim receives.
Prior to being apprehended, Mr. Cheese was hospitalized for emergency surgery, where he received an appendectomy. The surgery delayed the apprehension, because he was given the opportunity to recover. On the night of August 28, 2013, Mr. Cheese had a welcome home party at his residence in Orange, New Jersey that was attended by numerous guests, and observed by a fugitive recovery surveillance team. On the afternoon of Thursday, August 29, 2013, at approximately 3:30 PM, Mr. Cheese was apprehended by a team of fugitive recovery agents that consisted of a former agent for the FBI Fugitive Recovery Task Force, and a former United States Marine Corps Infantry Officer. After Mr. Cheese was handcuffed, he told the agents that he had just returned from purchasing back-to-school clothes for his daughter, and that he recently made a child support payment. Although the payment was confirmed, it was not enough to satisfy the warrant. According to the fugitive recovery agents, Mr. Cheese was very cooperative and was very respectful. As a result of his actions, his recent payment and having recently purchased clothes for his daughter, he was provided with the opportunity to enter into a settlement arrangement to avoid going to jail. Both parents agreed to the terms negotiated by Project Child Support and executed a Consent Order.
Unlike the terms and provisions provided in a typical Child Support Enforcement Order, the Consent Order included enforceable terms that will cause an arrest warrant to be reissued if Mr. Cheese fails to comply with the payment terms of the Order. Mr. Cheese is responsible for the payment of the fees, which he politely agreed to do. The requirement of Mr. Cheese to pay the fees saves the State of New Jersey and tax payers the costs of enforcing Ms. Nasim's child support order. The terms of the Consent Order have reduced the payments of arrears from 63 years and 6 months to 14 years and 6 months. If Mr. Cheese did not agree to a Consent Order, he would have been taken to the Somerset County Jail, a Motion for an Enforcement Order would have been filed. The Motion would have requested that Mr. Cheese be required to pay all of his arrears within 2 weeks. Project Child Support has posted an Enforcement Order on its website that contains the terms the Court previously has granted to enforce the payment of arrears. Mr. Cheese's wanted profile has been modified in Bounty Alert's Deadbeat to Released. The Bounty Alert mobile phone and desktop applications enable users to receive deadbeat parent alerts, which contain the profiles of noncustodial parents with child support warrants. Should Mr. Cheese fail to comply with the Consent Order, the arrest warrant will be reissued, he will be hunted down and immediately arrested by fugitive recovery agents. Also, Mr. Cheese is required to pay for his own apprehensions. "Since Mr. Cheese was polite, cooperative, acted like a gentlemen, and had just purchased clothes for his daughter, Ms. Nasim agreed to allow his driver's license to be restored to enable Mr. Cheese to obtain more DJ opportunities", said Founder Kai D. Patterson.
Mr. Cheese just has to comply with the terms of the Consent Order, and he no longer has to worry about any enforcement actions, or being arrested. Now he can focus on what he does best, which is being a DJ. In 1986, Robert Cheese won the DMC DJ contest, and his YouTube Video confirms he is extremely talented. His skills enable him to perform at night clubs, summer park jams, and concerts to generate substantial earnings. The number of people that attended his welcome home party when he was released from his surgery, also confirms that he has a fan following. He also has an interview posted on thefoundation.com, which is a website that contains profiles of Hip-Hop music legends.
Bounty Alert, and the Custodial Support Foundation were founded by Kai Patterson in honor of his late mother Brenda Patterson West, who raised Mr. Patterson as a single parent mother, without receiving child support. Project Child Support was also founded by Mr. Patterson, and consists of an initiative between Bounty Alert and the Custodial Support Foundation. It is an initiative provided by Bounty Alert and the Custodial Support Foundation. Bounty Alert provides investigative, and apprehension services to assist custodial parents owed child support arrears. The Custodial Support Foundation assists parents in acquiring discounted legal services to assist parents in obtaining Enforcement Orders, Consent Orders and obligation modifications. "I founded Bounty Alert on the anniversary of my mother's birthday, which was on October 16, 2009, in honor of her and all parents who raise children in America without receiving adequate child support", says Patterson.
Last year, Cablevision sponsored the Custodial Support Foundation's weekly talk show called "the Custodial Support Forum". Several episodes were required and aired on Cablevision to teach parents how to deal with child support collection and payment problems. Included are an Apprehension Episode that describes the effective use of bounty hunters to assist in the apprehension of noncustodial parents with arrest warrants. A Collection Episode, an Enforcement Order Episode and a Noncustodial Parent Assistance Episode were also produced and aired.
To date, forty eight (48) fugitive recovery agencies have been contracted by Bounty Alert to provide apprehension services for noncustodial parents with child support warrants, for the Project Child Support initiative. Custodial parents who are owed arrears and where arrest warrants have already been issued, can receive expedited enforcement services by calling Project Child Support 24-Hour Call Center or by enrolling on the Project Child Support website.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PARENTS MAY CONTACT
Project Child Support at (855) 851-HELP or (855) 851-4357
or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org