Woman allegedly acted as bail bonds person, collected bond money | Crime
A Gulfport woman is behind bars accused of posing as a bonds person and allegedly collected funds on real bonds, according to the Harrison County Sheriff's Department.
Susan Annette Johnson, 34, of the 18000 block of Brandi Cove in Gulfport was arrested Saturday and faces a felony charge of two counts of false pretense, Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said.
Johnsons' arrest stems from a report made by the owner of A Grant Bail Bonding on October 22. The owner alleged Johnson, who was not an employee of A Grant Bail Bonding, took funds on bonds that A Grant Bail Bonding had written on clients, who were out on bond.
The suspect allegedly collected around $4,900 in bond money.
Brisolara said, Johnson managed to escape an arrest until investigators received a tip on her location. She was caught after reportedly fleeing out of a trailer located at Bell Creek Road in Pass Christian.
Johnson could face more charges.
She is being held at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center under a $20,000 bond set by Judge Brandon Ladner. According to Brisolara, Johnson will not be able to bond out since she was already out on bond for a previous bond for false pretense.
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