A 58-year-old man was arrested Monday on two felony counts of grand theft against his now-adult children and four misdemeanor counts of disobeying a court order by failing to pay child support.
Martin Seebach was ordered to pay child support for his three then-minor children after a divorce, a joint press release from the District Attorney Vern Pierson and El Dorado County Child Support Services Director Laura Roth announced. Seebach divorced in Sacramento County in 1993 and moved to El Dorado County in 1996.
Seebach failed to pay child support for 21 years, the press release alleges, giving him the highest arrears — overdue legal debt — in the county, at $600,000.
Charges had been filed against Seebach in 2000 and 2002 for failing to pay child support, and all previous attempts to get Seebach to pay proved unsuccessful.
According to county jail records, Seebach is being held on $50,000 bail, though the press release states he is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail. He was scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 30.