first_imgPALMDALE – A 19-year-old Palmdale man has received an apology from county officials, who admit they made a mistake when they said he owed child support for four youngsters – including one born seven years ago. Jason Ellis had received a letter from the Department of Child Support Services, ordering him to pay $650 a month for four children who live in Torrance. Ellis, an Antelope Valley High graduate who aspires to be a firefighter, has never been married and has no children. An investigation by county officials revealed that they were seeking a different Jason Ellis. Lisa Garrett, the agency’s chief deputy director, said the Ellis case – one of 475,000 cases handled each year – was an anomaly. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s really nice to put this behind me,” Ellis said. “It’s one thing gone, and hopefully it stays gone.” [email protected] (661) 267-7802last_img read more