DeKALB – A judge declined to reduce bond Tuesday for a 35-year-old DeKalb man accused of defrauding property owner Jim Mason of Mason Properties.
Danny R. Flowers, of the 1000 block of Crane Drive, was charged with two counts of theft or deception of more than $5,000 of someone age 60 or older and one count each of forgery, computer fraud and wire fraud.
DeKalb County Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert denied reducing the current $100,000 bond, which requires posting $10,000 for release, saying Flowers provided different addresses in affidavits dated six months apart. Flowers indicated he would have been able to raise $5,300.
DeKalb police received a warrant for his arrest in September, but Flowers wasn't arrested until Dec. 24.
He is accused of offering a fake bank contract to house vehicles on Mason's property, telling Mason the bank would pay both men to house the vehicles, DeKalb police detective Angel Reyes said. Flowers allegedly defrauded Mason of more than $10,000 but less than $50,000 on or about October 2012 through April 2013, court records show.
Mason reported the situation to police in April, Reyes said. Police are working to identify other suspects involved.
If convicted of the most serious charge, Flowers would face up to seven years in prison. His next court date is scheduled for Jan. 15.