A friend of mine asked me to bail him out and I began calling places. His bail was $100,000 so I expected to pay the usual 10%. I called Cascade Bail Bonds in Everett Wa, asking if bail was an option as I had no collateral to secure the $100,000. I spoke with Bill Kron who said if I had a job he could have me sign a promissory note, and he would only require $8,000 instead of $10,000. I decided to go with Cascade and had my friend bailed out on December 8th of 2014. The people were nice, professional, and fast at getting my friend out.On December 19th my friend did not appear for his court appearance and disappeared.A few days later Bill and Mike Rocha came to my apartment looking for my friend. They asked to search which I allowed and spent close to an hour letting them search my email, phone and answering all their questions. This is I guess what they considered as “we’ll be in and out”. Mike Rocha told me something like ‘we only care about the money were out.’ Since they woke me up I drank some cold water which made me shiver. Mike said “you look nervous” and became very accusatory. I then told them they could leave.They searched my friends parents house, and returned multiple times with something like four employees to re-search. Their repeated visits resulted in the parents getting a restraining order against them.Then on January 6th I received a bill from Cascade for $100,150.00. I then began seeing how much I could pay them on a monthly basis from my $10.25 an hour job. After my next paycheck I mailed off a payment of $200.00, and a few days later a process server served me paperwork that I was being sued by Cascade for failure to pay. When looking through the packet of legal paperwork I noticed their lawyer had dated some of the documents before they ever sent me a bill. My friend had a house which was paid off and Cascade was trying to get ownership of through a lien. My friends parents did not want this to happen and were convinced to pay off the debt owed, which they did on March 20th. When I made the agreement with Cascade, I agreed to pay cost incurred in tracking down my friend if he ran. From December 8th to March 18th there was additional cost totaling $33,505.36 bringing the total bill to $133,505.36. After this bill was paid I contacted Cascade multiple times asking for an accounting of how they arrived at their figures, to which I never received a reply.Here’s a breakdown of their bill:Bond forfeiture paid to the Court - $100,000.00Subsequent Investigative Costs - $25,000.00 “the actual amount incurred in currently in excess of $30,000, but my client will discount said amount”Failure to Appear Fee - $150.00Accrued Interest at 12% on $100,000 from 2/24/15 – 3/18/15 - $855.36Legal Fees and Costs - $7,500.00 “the actual amount continues to increase, but my client is willing to cap said fees and costs”When you give Cascade what they are seeking they are nice and professional, but the moment you are unable to do so their demeanor changes. It should be said that Bill Kron was always polite and professional, but Mike Rocha was not.
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