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Memphis Man Charged With Keeping Bond Money

Memphis Man Charged With Keeping Bond Money

CREATED Jun 18, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities said a Memphis man has been charged with acting as a bail bondsman without a license and keeping the bond money he collected for himself.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said 61-year-old Isiah Hanks Conway is being held in the Shelby County Jail on charges of theft and impersonation of a licensed professional.

The TBI said Conway was targeting members of the Hispanic community by taking money for bail bonds, though he is not licensed to do so.

Investigators also believe he kept the funds collected for his personal benefit.

In 2010, Conway pleaded guilty to theft in a similar case investigated by the TBI.

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