Another Bail Bonds Scam
KSAL Staff - July 21, 2015 12:53 pm
A bail bonds scam deceives a second victim in Salina.
Police report that a 21-year-old man who had recently bonded out of the Saline County Jail after a DUI charge through Midwest Bonding – was duped by a phone call from a criminal for more money.
Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that someone claiming to be with Midwest told the victim he needed to wire $600 or a warrant would be issued for his arrest.
After sending the money, he was asked to wire $300 more to have the charges dropped. The next day the scammer demanded that $299 would be needed to finalize his paperwork.
Police say the calls originated from Oakland, California.
Loss in the case is listed at $1,164.95.
Back in mid June a Salina woman who bonded out of jail on a DUI charge, fell victim to a similar scam for $600.