On March 25, 2022, Polk County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a scam involving individuals posing as affiliates with a bonding company.
During the investigation, it was found that a Polk County Inmate identified as Tommy Cecil Rose was coordinating with his girlfriend, Jacquline Adreanna Lynn Ledbetter, to have fellow inmates release their personal property to Ms. Ledbetter so that she could get them out. Rose and Ledbetter would then utilize the debit cards and other items for their own personal gain.
On April 30th, 2022, Sgt Joey Turner, the lead investigator on the case, was able to obtain warrants against Rose and Ledbetter. On May 1st, 2022, Polk County Deputies took Ledbetter into custody. Ledbetter and Rose are both being charged with 5 felony counts of Financial Transaction Card Fraud and 1 misdemeanor count of Theft by Deception.
Per Jail Administration: “The Polk County Sheriff’s Office currently has 3 authorized bonding companies that can post bonds: Bad Boyz Bonding, Bond James Bond, and Well-Done Bonding. Beyond using any of these companies’ professional bonding services, individuals may also post bonds by using real property, cash, or card.”