Bond Scam Story - Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer
Prior client came in because somebody scammed his family out of their bond money. Paid a cash bond to bond office/jail and someone sent a letter to the client's mother pretending to be the court and she signed an assignment of bond. She thought the money was being mailed to her. She signed and notoraized the document and sent it back in the mail. They waited and then contacted the bond office in West Palm and were told that they were scammed. An individual came in with the signed document assigning the money to them and presented Id. The bond office just mailed them the checks, 3k and 1K. Now the police have to decide where the crime occurred. City Of West Palm Beach where the court house is located, the Palm Beach Sherriff's office. Broward Sherriffs office or Coral Springs PD were the client lives or possible where the scammer lives in City of Fort Lauderdale and maile the initial document. Lets see who has jurisdiction and how long it takes the police to contact one another. After all the criminal had to use a valid drivers license to acquire the monies from the bond office. We know who did it- assuming the clerk looked at the Florida DL that they made a copy of. The check went to that individual. Every year around the holidays there is some new scam. I have never seen a scam where persons accused of a crime were being scammed by criminals. What do you think? Be careful never sign a document that you do not understand completely. Additionally, always use a registered bail bondsman.