Monday, July 10, 2006
Tim Connolly
(617) 626-2369

PALMER - Kyle B. Carney, featured on the Department of Revenue's most recent Ten Most Wanted poster, was arraigned today in Palmer District Court on a charge of failure to pay child support.

Judge Patricia Pohler continued the case without a finding for two years and placed Carney on probation for two years. Carney also paid $5,000 toward nearly $30,000 in arrears to Tracy Carney of Ludlow, the mother of his teen-aged daughter.

Judge Pohler said the probation will be transferred to Florida where Carney now lives and works. He agreed to make regular child support payments to his former wife and to report any change in address to both the Palmer and Florida probation departments. The judge also entered an alternative sentence of one year in Hampden County House of Correction if he fails to make a child support payment during his probation.

Carney, 39, was arrested June 24 at his home in Fort Lauderdale and spent two weeks in the Broward County Jail before returning to Massachusetts.

Carney had been ordered to pay $39 per week in Hampden Probate Court. He fell behind in those payments and at the time the Ten Most Wanted poster was released in 2005, Carney owed more than $25,000 in back child support. He is the fourth delinquent parent from the 2005 poster to be found.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of the Ten Most Wanted delinquent parents or others who are not paying their court-ordered child support should call the toll-free tip line at 1-888-926-8337. The poster may be viewed at .