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Bondswoman charged with scamming illegal immigrant

Posted September 15, 2008

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— A licensed bail bondswoman has been charged with taking money from the family of an illegal immigrant by promising she could remove a federal immigration detainer, authorities said Monday.

State Department of Insurance investigators arrested Milagros Cuevas Dross, 52, of 206 Wyndham Drive in Garner on Saturday and charged her with one count of obtaining property by false pretense.

Investigators said Dross told the brother of a man being held in the Chatham County Jail under an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer that she could get the man released if she was paid a $4,000 cash bond. She knew that such a release wasn't possible, but took the brother's money and later refused to refund the bond, investigators said.


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  • tweathe850 Sep 16, 2008

    Deport do not support!

  • news4u Sep 15, 2008

    Maybe we should abolish ALL laws so this poor illegal immigrant can get out of jail - along with her bondswoman.

    No law enforcement officers and their gas guzzling vehicles, no over-priced communications systems, no jails, prisons or "correctional institutions", no corrections officers and no more ineffective probation and parole officers.

    Think of the savings to the taxpayer.

    Not cheaper to keep her!

  • us-citizen3 Sep 15, 2008

    I'm sure the illegal is mistaken on what was being said. they misunderstand about our immigration laws. i am sure it is just a minor misunderstanding on his part, again

  • CaryCrazzy Sep 15, 2008

    I'm glad she was arrested, I have dealt with this so called Bail bond and nothing but greedy. I think all her operations should be inspected. Glad to here she was arrested.

  • CaryCrazzy Sep 15, 2008

    illegal or legal its still a crime.

  • readme Sep 15, 2008

    Something was probably lost in tranlsation. Anyone doing business in bonds like this should be required to speak Spanish or provide an interpreter, and they should be charged if they discriminate when deciding whether to provide their services. We need to welcome our "undocumented workers" as positive contributors to our society, and it's time to make them feel welcome. Whatever.

  • brassy Sep 15, 2008

    For all we know, it could've been a misunderstanding. There are so many Spanish dialects.

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  • Tarheel_For_Life Sep 15, 2008

    He shouldn't have been here illegally......