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'Deadbeat Dad' section suspended in 'Just Busted' magazine

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"Go get the parents that are living," said Shauna Jones-Grandberry, whose son, Crishum Moore, died December 30, 2012. "Go get the parents that are living," said Shauna Jones-Grandberry, whose son, Crishum Moore, died December 30, 2012.
The other day, she found his mugshot in a recent Just Busted magazine. The other day, she found his mugshot in a recent Just Busted magazine.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - The "Deadbeat Dad" section of the Just Busted publication is suspended after a dead father was published in the section. A state representative wants to know how it happened.

Much of what is on the news or in the newspaper comes from public record. The photos in Just Busted are no different.

"Go get the parents that are living," said Shauna Jones-Grandberry, whose son, Crishum Moore, died December 30, 2012.

The other day, she found his mugshot in a recent Just Busted magazine. He was listed as a "deadbeat dad" for falling behind on child support.

"It's disturbing. It's emotionally distressing," said Jones-Grandberry.

That happened on Tuesday.

Since then, the magazine responded, "Just Busted always strives to make sure our newspaper is as accurate as possible. It appears as if the information source for the 'Deadbeat Parents' section is inaccurate, and as such we have decided to stop printing that section of our newspaper."

Just Busted bases each page of off public record lists from Shelby County. In this case...juvenile court.

Juvenile court officials say child support information is contracted out to a private company called Maximus.

Action News 5's phone calls and emails to the company were not returned Thursday.

Juvenile court says child support information is contracted out to a private company called Maximus. My emails and phone calls to the company have thus far gone unreturned."

"That's unacceptable and it should not be happening," said Rep. Antonio Parkinson, who knew Crishum Moore, and stays in touch with his family.

Parkinson is crafting a letter to both juvenile court and Maximus, seeking answers.

"At this point, I don't know who's responsible and I do want to find out. And we do want to find a solution to make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else," he said.

Parkinson hopes to save someone else from experiencing Jones-Grandberry's distress.

In turn, she says it will save taxpayers.

"You're paying all this money for all these people to come out here to serve a warrant for someone who's not even living," she said.

Moore's family says they provided the appropriate documentation to the court to prove his death.

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