Shreveport Bail Bond Agent Arrested, Issued C&D,
License Revocation and Fine
Released: January 16, 2008
A Shreveport bail bond agent has been arrested, issued a cease and desist
order, a revocation of his license and fine today for the felony crime
of filing false public documents and extortion.
Willie Demond Reed, 31, surrendered to State Police in Shreveport today
and was served by Department of Insurance Fraud Section Investigators
with an order to cease and desist from engaging in the business of insurance,
a revocation of his license and a fine of $6,000.
It is alleged that Reed was hired by another bail bondsman in 2007 to
apprehend a fugitive from whom he accepted $1,200 in return for not bringing
fugitive in to the authorities. It is also alleged that Reed gave the
fugitive instructions on how to evade the bail bondsman who hired him.
He is further
alleged to have submitted a fraudulent license application to the Department
of Insurance in 2006 by not disclosing his prior criminal record. Records
show that Reed was convicted of criminal trespass in the second degree
in 1994 and convicted of menacing in the second degree in 2001.
Department records show that Reed held a bail bond license from November
2006 until today’s action.
Commissioner Donelon urges consumers who feel uneasy about any insurance
related transaction to call the Department of Insurance Fraud Section
at 225-342-4956 or 1-800-259-5300. If callers do not want their names
they can request that their involvement be kept confidential.