Bondsman Accused of Embezzling Funds From a Client
July 1, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Joe Scott, Director of Communications
Sandi Gibbons, Public Information Officer
Jane Robison, News Secretary
ANGELES – A bail bondsman accused of misappropriating $30,000
from a client was arrested today, the District Attorney’s Office
Deputy District Attorney Susan Schwartz of the Justice System
Integrity Division said Arturo Miramontes, 40 (dob 1/25/70), is
charged with two counts of grand theft by embezzlement. The
defendant is a licensed bail bondsman at Rodeo Bail Bonds in
He is due to appear for arraignment on July 6 in Department 30 of
the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. The defendant was charged in case
No. BA372650, a felony complaint for arrest warrant filed on June
In late 2007, the victim contacted Miramontes to secure a bail bond,
giving the defendant $30,000 as cash collateral. The victim’s court
case was completed and his bail was exonerated.
It is alleged that Miramontes failed to return the cash collateral
to the victim. It is further alleged that Miramontes embezzled funds
from the insurance company for which he wrote the bond.
If convicted as charged, Miramontes faces three years, eight months
in state prison. Bail was recommended at $40,000 for the defendant.
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