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Bondsman pleads guilty to fraud

JACKSON, Miss.- A former Brandon bondsman has pled guilty to mail fraud according to the U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway.

“Lance Scott, 46, was charged with mail fraud and pled guilty on October 4, 2016,” said Davis.

He is a former bondsman with licensing from the Mississippi Department of Insurance. He worked in Hinds, Rankin, and Madison Counties.

Scott admitted to soliciting payments from people that were bonded out of jail on fraudulent bonds that he created for nearly a year, Oct. 2014 to May 2015. These bonds Scott created were never secured by American Surety Company, the surety insurer, because Scott simply did not notify them of the premiums. He submitted nearly 1,085,000 in fraudulent bonds.

His sentencing will take place on January 10, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. by Senior United States District Judge David Bramlette.

“Scott faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000,” said Davis.

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