Whenever a parent falls behind or thinks they may be late with child support payments, they may go to unusual lengths to meet their legal obligation. One Pennsylvania man has found himself in trouble with the law due to the alleged actions he took to pay back child support. The man was an independent contractor and has been accused of misusing funds he received for a job by using them for settling his child support debt.
The 42-year-old father took over $6,000 from a homeowner under the promise to renovate a bathroom. The contractor initially took $2,500 as a deposit to start the job and then another $1,775 from the homeowner before beginning the work. When he did come to the home to remove wallpaper and start the work, he received more money, saying he needed to replace drywall also. However, he never came back afterwards.