Former child TV star Lance Kerwin has been placed on five years probation after pleading guilty to a theft charge.
Kerwin, who played the title role in "James at 15" on NBC in the 1977-78 season, was given credit during last Thursday's sentencing for 90 days served and ordered to perform 300 hours of community service for the second-degree theft charge.
Kauai County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Lauren McDowell says the 49-year-old Kerwin was caught falsifying documents to obtain state medical assistance and food stamps.
Hmm. So he fell on hard times, like every single other child star seems to do. Right?
Defense attorney Craig De Costa says when Kerwin applied for the benefits, he omitted in the application that he owned three properties on the mainland
Kerwin, a pastor at Calvary Chapel in Kapaa and a U-Turn for Christ program leader, said he has already paid $21,822 in restitution.
Hmm. Well. When your defense attorney explains that you neglected to mention you had three properties while you were asking the state for free food and medical care, there just might be more to the story.