By the time Joe contacted , he was beyond angry and frustrated. After all, Joe is a well known and well respected bail bondsman. He still believes that good people suddenly find themselves in some not-so-good situations, through no fault of their own.
Unfortunately, that is exactly why Joe ended up in a bad situation, which brought him to our office. A male acquaintance of Joe’s called him in the middle of the night, begging to be bailed out of jail. Joe knew the guy from the gym where they both worked out every morning. And so, when the guy tearfully explained that he had wrongly been arrested for dealing cocaine, Joe jumped out of bed and headed to the jail. The guy insisted that it was his roommate who was guilty of such an act, certainly not him.
So Joe posted the $20 grand. But a few days before the preliminary hearing, no one could find the supposedly innocent guy. That’s right; the good guy was long gone. He had jumped bail and left Joe on the hook for twenty thousand dollars – and now he has to take on the role of bail fugitive recovery agent.
On his own, Joe conducted his own fugitive recovery investigation and found nothing. When that happens, Joe turns to . We use a variety of investigative techniques to aid the fugitive recovery agency.
- Our investigators scoured social media sites, engineering a social media strategy for leads to locate a missing person
- Using access to much broader databases, we identify bank accounts and other hidden assets in this person’s name.
- Pinging cell phone belonging to a fugitive may provide a location
Through several techniques including using digital forensics and the skills of a ping expert, we located the runaway. He was staying with a Facebook friend in Santa Fe. Joe was able to apprehend the fugitive and bring him back to the courts in time to save the bond.
Joe tells us that he considers one of his secret tools. We tell him he doesn’t have to keep us a secret because we will always be here to help him when he needs help in bail bond recovery.
-Brenda McGinley, CEO, All in Investigations, All in Investigations