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Posted on 12/06/2008 1:42:49 PM PST by decimon
HARRISBURG, Pa. A Philadelphia man was forced to pay more than $12,000 in child support for another man's daughter and spent two years in jail for falling behind on payments.
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Where I used to work there was an illegal alien who used someone else’s SS# and had to pay his child support or be fired.
How can this be? Did he have an attorney? Did they do DNA testing which would have showed who the biological father is? This seems to bizarre that somebody would go to jail over this.
The luck of the draw.
Maybe I can find some illegal to pay my mortgage.
It's not bizarre, it's the law. If you are looking for justice, you have to pay for any and all that you get.
I didn’t read it. But I know that if a guy lives with a chick long enough to get commonlaw marriage, and during that time, the chick gets pregnant and has a kid and she has no idea WHO the father is(ie she’s a slutty whore), the guy she lives with will be stuck with the child support.
It has happened before.
The government will use whatever means possible to make someone responsible for supporting the kid. THey don’t care who, as long as it isn’t the government.
Dunno. I would have had a lawyer.
Did they do DNA testing...
The article says he was disallowed that by duh judge.
So the guy is a dirty dog. Doesn't mean he should be forced to support another man's bastard.
Petitions he filed for DNA testing were opposed by the court's domestic relations officials and denied by the judge.
Make DNA testing mandatory.
In May 2007, the paternity order against Walter Sharpe was overturned after the girl's mother and grandmother failed to show up to a court hearing. But the judge ruled in October that Walter Sharpe was not entitled to compensation.
Make compensation mandatory.
Family courts and juvenile courts can be hell. Filled with bias and Catch-22's.
According to the article he had nothing to do with the mother. The actual father said he always supported the child and that she, the child, is living with him and about to graduate high school.
Now that was poetic justice ....
It’s so hard to believe that this can happen. I mean, with DNA testing available, it’s hard to believe that judges would disallow the possibility of testing and just take a woman’s word as to who the father is.
Maybe a lesson for everyone is be careful who you get involved with, be careful who you live with, be careful who you sleep with.
When Walter Sharpe received the certified letter on Feb. 6, 2001, he knew the complaint for child support was a mistake.
Andre Sharpe had a different date of birth, a different Social Security number and different previous addresses.
Andre Sharpe also had an 11-year-old daughter with a woman in Harrisburg, and Walter Sharpe knew he had been to Harrisburg only once, to register a car. He also knew he hadn't fathered a child to a woman named Terri Jones on that trip.
So he ignored it.
The letter required Andre Sharpe to attend a Domestic Relations conference on March 6, 2001.
On May 29, 2001, since neither man attended the conference, Dauphin County Judge Scott A. Evans, as required by law, issued a ruling finding that Walter Andre Sharpe was the father.
A month later, Domestic Relations entered an order requiring him to pay $447 a month support along with $5,730 in arrears.
When the agency attached his wages at the trash company J.P. Mascaro & Sons, Walter Sharpe told his boss there was a mistake. He then received a notice from Domestic Relations telling him to come in to verify his claim of mistaken identity.
Instead of fixing the error, the office changed the personal information on the case to match his, Tanner, his attorney, said in court documents.
So the guy is a dirty dog. Doesn't mean he should be forced to support another man's bastard.
Why is he a dirty dog and where did you get that the other kid is a bastard? I didn't see anything in the article to indicate either.
The girl’s father was Andre Sharpe. They jailed Edward Sharpe. Bizarre.
“...or be fired”
I think I would’ve chosen “fired”.
Sorry. Edward Sharpe signed for the letter and they jailed Walter Sharpe. Confused yet?
As for the bastard status of the other kid, that's an assumption.
Don’t we all? Around here it’s called welfare. And you go to jail if you don’t pay it [taxes] too.
This was a case of mistaken identity and bureaucrats who didn’t care. You have to read the whole article. It’s outrageous!
A note to remember. If you are going to get separated and/or divorced, do yourself a favor and work out child support payments without a lawyer or the state court system if possible. When myself and my ex split we worked out something that was fair. Let’s just say the court system was not happy with us. We both got letters from the state looking to be the go-between for us. Multiple letters. I know sometimes it’s impossible to work something out with an ex, but if you can, you will save yourself a big headache and maybe some money too.
As per post #13, that may be so. That link isn't loading for me so I can't yet tell.
In his case, he got a letter from the DA of Los Angeles informing him that he owed $60,000 in back child support, and they sent him payment coupons (he did not live in LA, but did live in California).
The first thing he did was call the people who sent the letter. He found out that they only matched his first and last name on DMV records, but not the different middle names because the DMV search didn't allow for that. They had the true father's SSN, but didn't match on that, either.
My friend was advised to call the LA police and report this as a mistaken identity, which he did. They asked that he fax his drivers license to them to prove his identity, which he did. That seemed to resolve the problem.
Then, a few months later, he received another letter, this time from Trenton, NJ. It seems that the mother lives there, and initially reported the deliquency to the local NJ officials, who mistakenly found the California name. When California initially reported the "find" back to NJ, NJ Family Services then sent an additional arrears notice for $25,000 more.
The bottom line is that my friend's initial contacting of the parties cleared the whole thing up, unlike this story where the guy just ignored it. The postscript to this is that a month later, my friend got some collection calls for unpaid credit cards from the same deadbeat dad, and had to clear that up, too.
They didn’t care (as happens in thousands of cases each year), because they are involved in an old and massive wealth redistribution scheme. Most of the money goes to them (lawyers, bureaucrats,...), and some of it goes to the ex-wives-ex-girlfriends, who borrow to spend on crap instead of starting businesses with it. Like I said,...keeps the potential competition down. That’s why our bosses, besides being such limp-wristed, social lefty-nancies, support it all of the way.
The Femninazi controlled Family Law practice doesn't care WHAT man gets screwed, just as long as it is A man.
Maybe that illegal thought it was a fine for being here ...
Nothing's bizarre as long as lawyers are allowed to exist.
Maybe it was less than his real child support payments!
There is something more here we are not being told. Would not the mother know that this was the wrong man? If he didn’t even know the woman how could the child be his?
It makes no sense that a judge would not allow a DNA test to be done. At the end of the article did it say that the girl lived with him now? Strange. It would take some overzealous prosecutors and and a very idiotic judge for this to have ever occurred.
The real problem seems to be that he ignored the initial summons (and then didn't bother to fight the garnishment for years). Our legal system is not friendly toward people who fail to contest a claim in a timely manner. In a sense it makes sense--you can't have people ignoring suits and then relitigating them on their own time--but to irrevocably declare someone the father and then send him to jail seems to be a little much.
This is what government does, and this is why there is a 2nd Amendment.
She was out of the picture. The welfare agency mistakenly identified the wrong man as the father.
At the end of the article did it say that the girl lived with him now?
The girl lives with her actual father, Andre Sharpe and not the subject of the article, Walter Andre Sharpe.
What you suggest would have gotten the guy dead.
I need a new scorecard. I messed mine all up trying to follow this story . . .
You don't work at a welfare agency, do you? ;-)
And, as in this case, be careful what your parents name you.
Bernie Goldberg in one of his books tells of a case in California where a man was wrongly identified as the father by a woman he had never had any contact with (maybe the real father had the same name). He was supposed to have 30 days to fight it but didn’t learn about the situation until the 30 days were already up, so he was out of luck and forced to pay child support. The legislature finally passed a law to help men who were wrongly identified as fathers, but Gray Davis vetoed it to please the feminists.
What about all these young girls who have three kids by three different fathers by the time they are twenty? Do they go after the fathers?
Do they go after the fathers?
Huh? Who do you mean by “they”?
The Feminazis, who are hell-bent on the wussification of America.
And the gelded girly-men, (like our new “president”), who go along with them.
“Petitions he filed for DNA testing were opposed by the court’s domestic relations officials and denied by the judge.”
Rather sad that our justice system is more concerned with finding *some* male to pay up than justice.
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