By Lisa Pett
A Wisconsin Rapids woman owes over $50,000 in back child support and is facing felony charges for failure to pay.
Trisha Johannes, 37, is facing 10 counts of felony failure to pay child support in two separate cases. She appeared via video from the Portage County Jail on Monday before Judge Thomas Eagon.
According to court documents Johannes failed to appear in court in June of 2014 for hearings related to the child support cases which stretch back to 2009.
Johannes could face maximum penalties for all ten counts adding up to $100,000 in fines and 30 years in prison.
District Attorney Louis Molepske requested $2,500 cash bond in both cases, for a total of $5,000, which Judge Eagon granted. Judge Eagon also quashed the outstanding warrants and ordered to her to have no contact with the children unless she is in compliance with child support orders.