From City News Service:
LOS ANGELES — A Whittier bail bondsman pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzling $30,000 from a client.
Arturo Miramontes, 40, failed to return $30,000 in cash collateral to a client after that client’s court case was completed and his bail was exonerated, prosecutors said.
He was working at the time as a licensed bail bondsman for Rodeo Bail Bonds in Whittier.
Miramontes is facing up to three years in prison when he is to be sentenced by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Horwitz March 2.
As part of his plea, he also agreed to return the money to the client, according to the District Attorney’s Office.