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Deadbeat dad from Hawaii pleads guilty after movie ruse

By Associated Press


ALLENTOWN, Pa. >> A man has been ordered to pay more than $32,000 in back child support after being lured back to Pennsylvania with the promise of a bogus role in a Jennifer Aniston movie.

Joshua Garlathy pleaded guilty Tuesday to willful failure to pay child support more than a month after he was arrested after his flight from Hawaii landed in Philadelphia.

Garlathy was arrested under a new law making it a crime to move out of state to avoid paying child support. He was lured back to Pennsylvania by a bounty hunter promising him a role in a fake movie.

Garlathy was also sentenced to 90 days of probation. He says he hopes he can rebuild his relationship with his daughter.

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loquaciousone wrote:
Maybe he can play a real dad in the new movie...
on July 5,2012 | 04:48AM
Mikilai wrote:
don't always blame the dad, sometimes you have money hungry mommies too. She probably made it so hard for him, he had to run away. I know because I have a dead beat ex as well, but whats more important is the relationship he can keep with his daughters. For mer thats priceless, later he can deal with his children on the (financial matters) and why he wasn't there monetarily.
on July 5,2012 | 11:17AM
Eradication wrote:
So you're the "ex" that chased your dead beat "ex" away because you are a money hungry mommy? Punishing the kids because two supposedly grown adults can't get along is ignorant. If you don't trust the "ex" with the child support assign a trustee. Financial responsibility for your children is part of "being there" for them.
on July 5,2012 | 02:32PM
soundofreason wrote:
See how a REAL child enforcement agency GET their money?
on July 5,2012 | 07:33AM
jimmyhouse67 wrote:
Did you read the article? It was a bounty hunter that got him obviously because he had a warrant out? The enforcement agency didn't have much to do with it. Good try though
on July 5,2012 | 07:40AM
busterb wrote:
Reading is overrated. More fun to complain blindly.
on July 5,2012 | 08:48AM
Eradication wrote:
Reading with comprehension is even more overrated...
on July 5,2012 | 02:26PM
soundofreason wrote:
Thank you! :/
on July 5,2012 | 06:25PM
soundofreason wrote:
So Hawaii's started collecting past due child support? We're no longer the worst? All fixed now? Or still room to complain........blindly..........and be right.
on July 5,2012 | 06:26PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
What a creep.
on July 5,2012 | 11:10AM
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