Verdict in on Charges Against Bondsman

The verdict is in on the charges against a Wake County bail bondsman who was accused of changing records to save bondsmen money.

James L. Perkins of A Plus Perkins Bail Bonds has been sentenced to six months in prison. He is also required to pay back just under $70,000. He apologized for the part he played in a scheme that cost the Wake County schools $1.5 million. In North Carolina, money that is collected from forfeited bonds goes to the public school system within the jurisdiction of the court.

It is said that Perkins and another bondsman worked with two clerks in their scheme. They altered court records during the time period from December 2011 to May 2013.

Perkins hoped to get probation only without any jail time, but the prosecution argued for jail time, contending that his actions impacted the court system’s image with the public.

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM