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Duggar Handyman Who Lives In Family Home Sued For Owing $19K Credit Card Debt

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Dec. 28 2018, Updated 3:36 p.m. ET

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Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar’s handyman who lives in the family’s massive Arkansas home has been slapped with a lawsuit for failing to pay off $19,000 in credit card debt, can report.

Court documents obtained by stated that Elijah Kaneshiro, 24, was served with the lawsuit at the Duggar family home on September 25, 2017. Duggar Family News blog was the first to report the lawsuit.

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According to the legal documents, American Express filed a complaint against the Duggar foreman claiming he owed nearly $19,000 for a credit card he opened in 2013.


American Express also included evidence showing Kaneshiro owed a minimum payment of $1,665 in May 2017.

Kaneshiro appears to be a good friend and coworker of the Duggar family. On his Instagram, the 24-year-old boasts about his many traveling excursions with the former 19 Kids and Counting family and their friends, the Bates family.

Jim Bob Duggar

Kaneshiro is originally from Hawaii. However, according to his Facebook account, the handyman has been working for the Duggars as their foreman since May 2016. He currently lives with the family in Tontitown, Arkansas.

On December 7, 2018 Kaneshiro and the bank reached an agreement that the Duggar employee would begin paying off the debt in installments of $399 per month until it’s paid off.

The final amount Kaneshiro owes is $19,188.87 including court costs.

As readers know, the Duggars have always claimed to live debt-free.

In 2008, patriarch Jim Bob claimed the family doesn’t have “any debt,” making it “easier to live.”

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