Bail bond company and former employees wage legal battle

Sunday, November 14th 2004, 5:24 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A bail bond insurance company that has been accused of fraud and its top agents are suing each other alleging fraud and breach of contract.

In the lawsuit pending in an Oklahoma County District Court, Ranger Insurance Company is suing two agents for nearly a million dollars.

The bail bond company says the agents conspired to engage in unsound bail bound practices and then failed to pay forfeitures and other costs required under the terms of their contract.

The company says that as of September third, it had been forced to pay $920,619 in bond forfeitures and costs because of its Oklahoma agents' unsound practices and refusal to live up to their contractual responsibilities.

Agents Dudley Goolsby Junior and Monta F. Davis Junior have filed a counterclaim accusing Ranger of wrongfully terminating their contract.

Ranger is one of the bail bond companies that has been involved in questionable practices.

Last spring The Oklahoman reported that more than a million dollars in bond forfeitures weren't collected because of orders issued by judges and improper actions at the Oklahoma County Clerk's office. The FBI is investigating the case.