Friday, April 2, 2010

Man Claims He Was Scammed Out Of Bail Money

The Putnam County sheriff's department is investigating an apparent scam in which a local resident was swindled out of more than $300. The victim told police that he got a call this week from a bonding company, saying that a woman he knew wanted his help in making her bail. The victim agreed to meet with a man from the bonding company after reportedly talking directly to the woman, but now says he thinks he's been cheated because there is no record of the woman having been in jail in either Putnam or Overton counties.