A Hawaii man, lured to Pennsylvania by a fake Jennifer Aniston movie deal, was given 90 days probation for not paying child support, officials said.
Joshua Garlathy arrived in Pennsylvania on May 22 after being asked to star in a romantic comedy film with actress Jennifer Aniston, The Express-Times, Easton, Pa., reported.
Instead, he was arrested and on Tuesday ordered to 90 days of probation after he pleaded guilty to one charge of willful failure to pay a support order. Garlathy was also ordered to pay his ex-girlfriend Ann Holderman $32,803 he owed in child support since 1993.
Holderman enlisted the help of nationally known bounty hunter Scott Bernstein to pose as a film producer to lure the father of her now 19-year-old daughter to Pennsylvania, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa., reported.
Bernstein told Garlathy, who lives in Hawaii and was an out-of-work musician, he wanted him to play Dirty Nick in a movie called "Banished in Brooklyn," a film about bank robbers.
However, Garlathy was arrested upon entering the Philadelphia International Airport, where a film crew taped him for Bernstein's pilot for a reality TV show on deadbeat parents.
Garlathy was also ordered to pay Holderman for the $2,912 airplane ticket from Philadelphia to Hawaii and he agreed to live in Vermont with his father and try to find a job to pay his debt.
"We're accomplishing stopping him from running," Holderman said. "We're accomplishing getting some mortar under his feet and starting to establish a more stable lifestyle for him."
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