Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Arturo Torres, Reality TV Bounty Hunter Charge with Embezzling over $18Kd

 Torres had previously appeared on the television reality show "Bounty Wars" on the Discovery Channel as a bounty hunter.

Posted by CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Arturo Torres, a bounty hunter was arrested today and will be arraigned for embezzling over $18,000 in connection with a bail bond transaction, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.

Arturo Alfred Torres, 52, Winnetka, is charged with one felony count of grand theft by embezzlement. 

On Feb. 8, 2013, Joan S.' son was arrested and booked in the Los Angeles County jail and held on $20,000 bail. She contacted a bail bonds company and consequently met Torres. Torres, along with a bail agent, is accused of going to Los Angeles County jail, bailing out Joan S.' son, and then driving him to his mother's home in Orange County. While meeting with Joan S., Torres is accused of asking for a $20,000 check made out to him personally. Torres is accused of collecting the check from the victim and cashing it into his personal checking account.

No charges were filed against Joan S.' son and on March 21, 2013, his bail was exonerated. Torres is accused of refusing to return the money to Joan S. despite the victim's numerous attempts to have it returned.

On Feb. 13, 2014, the victim reported the theft to the California Department of Insurance (CDI), who investigated the case. Today, Feb. 25, 2015, Torres was arrested at his home in Winnetka.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Brock Zimmon of the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case.

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