Wednesday, 23. July 2014
14. 05. 14. - 16:00
A bailiff service in Russia has resorted to cake boxes in a bid to shame deadbeat dads who fail to pay their alimony.
The bailiffs of the western federal subject of Rostov Oblast put the portraits of offenders on the inside of the cake boxes including their names, criminal records and amount they owe wives and children.
And the unusual way to hunt down the alimony defaulters is already paying dividends.
Pavel Luhov, 34, a resident of the city Taganrog, bought some buns in a store when he recognised his neighbour's picture and called the phone numbers displayed on the boxes.
He told local TV in a report on the project: "He had a different name and was living with a younger woman but it was the same man. I never knew he had kids, he never mentioned them. I was really shocked that he was one of these people that just abandons his kids and washes his hands of the responsibility, so I called the number."
The 43-year-old man Edward Avdeenko was detained and taken to the police station and now faces a year in jail for his failure to pay the debt to his ex-wife for the care of their child. He owes his ex wife 7,000 GBP in alimony for their son.
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