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 (http://bit.ly/XZJVXY ) 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, http://www.goerie.com