Man Ordered To Pay $30K In Child Support For Child He Didn’t Father

Detroit, MI — In the early 1990s, Carnell Alexander was surprised when, during a traffic stop, he learned that he was a deadbeat dad. But Alexander didn’t have any children. To make matters worse, a judge ruled Tuesday that he did, in fact, have to pay the $30,000 in child support that he owed, despite not being the father.

An ex-girlfriend listed him as the father of her child in order to qualify for welfare, and although a process server claimed to have served him notice of his fatherhood at his house, he could not have possibly received the notice. He was in prison at the time.