I called a couple of bountyhunters and got some price quotes. I told him the situation, there is a kid that refuses to go to court, he lives with his mother, and here is his address, it's a simple pick up. I'm well aware that the Bounty Hunter is going to have to do some surveillance find out the schedule of the people coming in and out of the house, that should take one day, two days max. I was quoted a charge of $700. I agreed to it. The defendant was apprehended, arrested, and brought to jail. I then received an invoice for $1600. Reason being was the Bounty Hunter claimed they had to conduct a full investigation. I said that's great, I just need a copy of that investigation.
I never ever heard from this Bounty Hunter again. I never got a copy of any investigation. I sent him the $700 that he quoted me and that was that.
Bail bonds in its entirety can be somewhat shady to say the least.