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If he has prior wages in a bank account, you can garnish that account.But for that, you need to know the account information, which means that you need a debtors exam like I mentioned before.A judge can find a reason to hold people in contempt, I assure you. You just have to get the person back in court, which you can do and have a right to do through a debtors exam.
And yes, collections is the same everywhere.
I'm sorry that it took me this long to response. When you said that you were asking one final question, I took that to mean that you were done after I answered that question, so I left to have dinner with my family.
In response to your further question, if they ever discover that he has stolen property, yes, he could go to jail.I think that you're expecting more of this process though that is reality.They will simply require him to provide information about his assets.