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Thomas Frazier, father of 14 children, jailed for owing more than half-million in child support

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by Bryn Mickle | The Flint Journal
Saturday April 11, 2009, 8:00 AM

FLINT, Michigan -- Fourteen children by 13 different women in Genesee County and more than $530,000 in unpaid child support.


Even in a county with $700 million in uncollected child support, Thomas Frazier may hold the unenviable title of biggest deadbeat dad.

After years of dodging support payments, Frazier was thrown in jail this week and given the choice of doing 90 days or coming up with about $28,000.

"This guy gives fathers a bad name," said Genesee County Friend of the Court Jack Battles.

Before leaving the Flint area in 2002, Frazier amassed court cases for 14 children born since 1989 and has not paid any money on any of his Genesee County child support cases in at least the past six years, according to court records.

Frazier, 42, portrays himself as the victim.

The victim of a system that he says saddled him with debt for children he claims aren't all his and the victim of a poor upbringing that he said caused him to seek affection from older women.

"I tried to find someone who would love me for me," said Frazier, who believes he may have fathered his first child at age 15.

Authorities say Frazier is a serial womanizer who bounces from state to state and hasn't paid child support in years.

Frazier owes Talisha Tyler about $40,000 for a 14-year-old daughter. Tyler said he has never even bought so much as a diaper.

"Thomas has never been involved in her life -- period," said Tyler.

A Genesee County judge on Thursday ordered Frazier to spend 90 days in jail unless he comes up with $4,100 for Tyler.

Even if he comes up with that money, the judge ordered him to spend 90 days in jail on another case. On top of that, the judge gave him 45 days jail on six other cases.

In all, Frazier is looking at three months in jail unless he comes up with at least $27,900.

Tyler would just as soon see him go to prison for much longer.

"He's a fast talker," she said. "He's not going to pay it."

Frazier doesn't dispute that he owes a sizable amount, but said it was unrealistic for the county to expect him to pay so much support.

"At one point, I owed like $3,000 (a month)," he said. "Nobody makes that much."

He said he believes in his hear that only three of the children -- two daughters and a son -- are actually his.

The rest, he says, were born of women he may have slept with but who lied and claimed he was the father, giving the court false addresses for Frazier so that he could never show up to contest paternity.

Local officials, however, say Frazier has a story for everything.

In October, Friend of the Court officials said Frazier gave them a false Social Security number and tried to convince investigators he was someone else.

He remained under the radar until late last month when he got pulled over in Iowa for a broken taillight on his Mercedes Benz.

In his pocket, police found $5,000 in cash and plane tickets to Florida.

Frazier said he is unemployed and local officials said they do not know what he does for a living.

Frazier said he was actually on his way back to Flint and planned to use the $5,000 as a good faith payment on his child support.

The cop tossed him in jail on child support warrants and then had him delivered Wednesday to the Genesee County Jail.

Frazier says he "messed up" and wants to take care of his mistakes, but hopes the Friend of the Court will knock down his bill to a more manageable $200,000 and set him free.

"There's not a lot I can do in jail," Frazier said.

Frazier's plan for freedom won't get a lot of support from the Friend of the Court.

"We will seek prison," said Battles, who says he's heard a litany of excuses from Frazier.

Battles said he's willing to work with Frazier but said it's going to take a lot more than $5,000.

"It will take six digits," said Battles.

His current jail term aside, Frazier is also looking at further legal woes for his probation violation cases.

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton is not in a forgiving mood, noting that Frazier was rolling around in Mercedes Benz with thousands of dollars and plane tickets at the same time he wasn't paying his child support.

"Shame on him for abandoning his children while he lives 'The Life of Riley,'" said Leyton.

Frazier, who has already spent five years on probation for attempted non support of a child, does have one piece of advice for his children.

"Use a condom," he said. "You don't want to end up like your dad."
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Peace...



This brother don't have 530 gees....He just don't got it..

What is lockin up a brother going to do?? he was on his way to pay the $5,000.00 lol


This brother is something else...


I guarantee that he has more children than the authorities will ever know about...


Let this be a lesson for some of our sisters..stop entertaining losers...



Whirling Moat
quote:
Originally posted by EbonyRose:
This story was MOST entertaining!! appl

I would really like to know what the women who decided to have his 7th or 10th or 13th child was thinking?? Confused

Knowing a fool was THAT fertile ... he'd have to wear at least 2 condoms at a time before he came ANYWHERE near me! Eek lol


Two condoms AND a Ziploc bag. lol 20
quote:
Originally posted by Huey:
quote:
Originally posted by EbonyRose:
This story was MOST entertaining!! appl

I would really like to know what the women who decided to have his 7th or 10th or 13th child was thinking?? Confused

Knowing a fool was THAT fertile ... he'd have to wear at least 2 condoms at a time before he came ANYWHERE near me! Eek lol


Two condoms AND a Ziploc bag. lol 20


LOL .... that's funny lol ... but .... fareal doh! ek
quote:
Originally posted by EbonyRose:
quote:
Originally posted by Huey:
quote:
Originally posted by EbonyRose:
This story was MOST entertaining!! appl

I would really like to know what the women who decided to have his 7th or 10th or 13th child was thinking?? Confused

Knowing a fool was THAT fertile ... he'd have to wear at least 2 condoms at a time before he came ANYWHERE near me! Eek lol


Two condoms AND a Ziploc bag. lol 20


LOL .... that's funny lol ... but .... fareal doh! ek


20 20 Hell I was reading the title and thinking to myself "So an So went to jail AGAIN??" Shoot I know someone who has about 14 kids, won't work above board to pay support and has gone to jail behind his missed support payments. Ridiculous!
They need to sentence this negroe to wear a space suite. Smile

But this is exactly what it is going to take to curb children winding up on welfare roles---ENFORCE CHILD SUPPORT!-----If he wants to eat, then he will take some responsibility for birth control himself; don't just leave it up to the female. Both parents should bear EQUAL responsibiltiy!

But, yeah, what were these women thinking having a baby by a man that already has children that he does not support, and even if he did, once his proportional share is divided between 14 children, what's that about 20.00 a week per child.

Men AND Women have got to wake up on this childbearing thing.
fro OMG! Eek Is this STILL happening? Judge Mathis just cursed out a brotha[it was clean] about this very thing...he had 11 kids and hadn't paid a DIME in child support. The brotha [who had on a pink zoot suit] was proud of it until Judge Mathis asked him was he financially taking care of all his/these kids...and then the sad "I'm a victim of the hood" sob story begun...Judge Mathis said to him "you shoulda thought about that before you started having all these kids...." Some brothas think it's a sign of fertility....until they see the money sign....it is sad for the kids. They didn't ask to be here and the MOTHERS....17 are they thinkin? It can't be THAT good...to lose your MIND over...can it?Confused

fro
quote:
Originally posted by Whirling Moat:
Peace...



This brother don't have 530 gees....He just don't got it..

What is lockin up a brother going to do?? he was on his way to pay the $5,000.00 lol


This brother is something else...


I guarantee that he has more children than the authorities will ever know about...


Let this be a lesson for some of our sisters..stop entertaining losers...



Whirling Moat


*sigh* I was done after reading he got stopped for a broken taillight on his Mercedes Benz

mmmk...
quote:
Originally posted by Kweli4Real:
Old boy is a drug dealing Alpha male Bad boy; therefore, an irresistible attraction to females, who will then complain that there ain't no good mens left.


tfro Correctamundo! Kweli, the females attracted to him won't complain if he's paying their bills or child support, or receiving gifts. HOWEVER, they will complain when he goes to jail, when the water from the ill-gotten well goes dry.
quote:
Originally posted by Kweli4Real:
Old boy is a drug dealing Alpha male Bad boy; therefore, an irresistible attraction to females, who will then complain that there ain't no good mens left.

Love you Kweli, but I have to call bull-ish.

I know plenty of folks who use the tired lament "no good men left" who wouldnever give the "drug dealing Alpha male Bad boy" the time of day, much less enter into a relationship with him.

The women that would deal with this nonsense must be real "special".
A true Alpha Male does not behave like a boy.. The male above was behaving like a child.. Implied in the term is a superiority to other males that should not exclude character... most people just focus on the "might" part... Alpha male is the male that exhibits the highest attractive features in society.. a true Alpha male is superior in all ways physical, financial, moral and responsible... I wouldn't characterize the dude described above as an Alpha Male... The dude above is a pimp... and really not even that.. just a user...

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