Woman Scammed by Fake Bail Bondsman and Forged Judge’s Signature in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. – Police are investigating an unusual incident in which a woman fell victim to a scam orchestrated by an individual who impersonated a bail bondsman and forged a judge’s signature.

The incident transpired between October 7 and October 11 in Jonesboro, as reported by the 62-year-old female victim. According to her account, a suspect contacted her, posing as a bail bondsman and claiming they needed $486 for a bond. Additionally, the victim received a document with a forged judge’s signature.

A second suspect joined the phone call to guide the victim on transferring the money, which was subsequently sent via Met Pay.

As of now, no arrests have been made in this case. However, the police possess specific information about the first suspect, indicating that they may be close to identifying the individual. The first suspect is described as a 37-year-old white male with blond hair, while the details of the second suspect are unknown.

The suspects could face charges, including second-degree forgery, a Class C felony carrying a potential sentence of three to ten years in prison, and first-degree criminal impersonation, a Class D felony with a maximum of six years imprisonment. The suspects also face misdemeanor theft charges.

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