Judge demands $100K bond in case of Ohio fugitive

A federal judge has ordered a bail bond company to forfeit the $100,000 it promised to guarantee court appearances by an Ohio woman who later fled the country following her corporate fraud conviction.

Garcia Bail Bonds of Phoenix had asked the judge to reconsider after fugitive Rebecca Parrett was found and arrested in Mexico in October.

U.S. District Court Judge Algenon Marbley ruled Wednesday that the bond company had done nothing to locate Parrett after she fled and that the government had expended considerable resources tracking her.

An attorney for Garcia says the bond company will appeal.

Parrett was convicted in 2008 in the $1.9 billion fraud case. She is being held in the Franklin County Jail in Columbus following her return to Ohio about a week ago.