A man in Milwaukee who is two years behind on his child support payments is facing multiple felony charges after the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office discovered Facebook photos of the deadbeat dad waving around large sums of money.
In fact, the DA says Christopher Robinson has yet to make a single child support payment since his child was born two years ago.
Suspecting that Robinson wasn't being truthful about his financial state, the DA asked the court to order Facebook to grant them access to Robinson's Facebook account.
There, investigators found several photos showing Robinson getting intimate with "wads of cash and liquor."
"It's a great investigative tool for us," Milwaukee County Chief Deputy District Attorney Kent Lovern said of Facebook, "because it gives us a glimpse into their real lives that our targets may be living."
Lovern explained that photos enable the DA's office to apply for a search warrant if it appears that "somebody has more money than maybe they are indicating they do."
In addition to Lovern, the DA was also able to use Facebook to determine that a man who was skipping out on child support was not only gainfully employed, but had recently boasted about being about to afford a motorcycle.