Cops: Pa. man took $2,300 posing as bail bondsman

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A man is jailed on charges he took $2,300 from a woman at a northwestern Pennsylvania district judge’s office by pretending to be a bail bondman who was going to use the money to get the woman’s boyfriend out of jail.

Twenty-six-year-old Jonathan Pfister’s public defender on Thursday declined comment on the charges, for which he faces a preliminary hearing May 2.

The Erie Times-News ( ) reported Thursday that the incident took place March 26, but Pfister — who was already facing drug charges in an unrelated incident — wasn’t arrested until Wednesday on the new charges.

Police have charged the Erie man with theft, receiving stolen property and obstructing the administration of law.


Information from: Erie Times-News,

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