Hattiesburg Bail Bond Agent Faces Felony Embezzlement Charges
Allen Humphrey, 56, of Hattiesburg, has been arrested for writing $875,000 in fraudulent bonds while employed as a bail bond agent for Mississippi Bonding Company, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Humphrey turned himself in to authorities Thursday following the indictment by a Lamar County Grand Jury on two counts of felony embezzlement. An investigation by the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division uncovered that Humphrey was allegedly embezzling funds while issuing bonds for Mississippi Bonding Company. Humphrey is accused of writing $875,000 in fraudulent bonds, embezzling the company’s proceeds from these bonds and converting the money to his own use.
Humphrey was booked into the Lamar County Jail with a bond set at $45,000. If convicted of both counts, the defendant faces a total of 30 years in custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections and a $50,000 fine. As with all cases, a charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
This case was investigated by Ronnie Odom with the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Larry Baker.