Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Florida Bail Bondsmen Arrested on Multiple Felony Charges

TALLAHASSEE — Florida CFO Alex Sink today announced the arrests of Fort Myers bail bond agent and business owner Onil Martinez and unlicensed bail bond agent Wilfredo Gonzalez, who allegedly committed multiple crimes including stealing $90,000 in bond collateral.

Onil Martinez, owner of "A 2nd Chance Bail Bond Agency," has been charged with Extortion, Felony Criminal Mischief, Employing an Unlicensed Bail Bond Agent, Grand Theft, and Employing a Convicted Felon; if convicted, he faces up to 35 years in prison and permanent revocation of his license. Wilfredo Gonzalez has been charged with working as an Unlicensed Bail Bond Agent, Felony Criminal Mischief, and Grand Theft; if convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison. Martinez and Gonzalez were arrested late last week following an investigation by both CFO Sink's Division of Insurance Fraud and Division of Agent and Agency Services. Both were booked in the Lee County Sheriff's Office and are currently out on bail.

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