February 23, 2018 10:25 am -

A man dubbed “America’s Most Deadbeat Dad” for owing $560,000 in child support has been arrested after being on the run for nearly 20 years.

Joseph Stroup was detained in Calgary, Canada, where he had been living under new identity Joop Cousteau, after a warrant for his arrest was issued in July 1998.

According to the Office of the Inspector General, Stroup was ordered to pay $100 a month in child support for his four children in August 1989. This amount was eventually lowered to $14 a month after he said he was unemployed and medically disabled. MORE…

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