Kelly "Decaf The Bounty Hunter" Cresswell rips people off that work with him. In my case He and I worked together doing fugitive recovery work on the east cost. We worked a total of 2 weeks together. He told me he would pay me $300.00 per recovery. We recovered a total of 6 which is a total of $1800.00 and he only paid me $600.00
He was verbally abusive. He threatened to blow my head off when I didn't drive the way he thought I should be and there was a witness in the vehicle with us when this was all said. When I told him that our working relationship was not going to work out and that I wanted him to give me the money he owed me he stated that he only had enough to buy my bus ticket back home and that I was to make contact with his wife when I returned to give her the address of where to send the rest of the money owed. He then forced me to sign a contract stating that I would not try to take any of his clients.
When I returned home I tried to contact his wife and got no answer. I left messages for her and received no return phone call. I contacted Kelly Cresswell and told him that I had been trying to contact his wife for several day and was not able to reach her. He then informed me that he only paid people what they were worth and that he was not going to pay me another cent as I was nothing, but a whimp and I am being clean about his wording. His wording was actually cussing at me and that I had no business being in the business of Bail Enforcement.
I have within the last couple of months found out that this way of doing business that he takes is not at all uncommon for him. I know of at least 6 including myself that he has done this very same thing to. He may not have threatened them like he did me, but I do know that one of those people that he did in fact inflict harm against a fugitive that they had in custody by keeping her in handcuffs for 4 days straight and had them on so tightly that her wrist actually bled.
I want to get this report out there and I know of others who are willing to do the same so that this same thing will not happen to others and to try to recoop the money owed to me by Kelly Cresswell. I also feel that he needs to be forced out of this business due to his unscrupulous acts against fellow Bail Enforcement Agents and the fugitives that he captures. He is a bully and he needs to be stopped. Any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated as the loss of money that I incurred because of his unwillingness to pay caused me to loose my car as I got behind in my car payments because of his not paying and my car was repossessed and by not having a car I am unable to work. I am others have a lot more information on Kelly Cresswell as well that can help in a legal case if an attorney would be willing to help us ban together to go after him for what he owes and get him out of the business.
Kelly Cresswell advertises that he is licensed which is not true as Michigan does not govern Bail Enforcement Agents. Kelly carries a Taser and by law at least in most states you have to have a CCW license to carry a handgun and that also includes Tasers, but due to his having a PPO out on him he is not by law allowed to carry it. He offers people to go on "Ride alongs" for training purposes for the price of $375.00 and he is not a Certified Instructor to be able to do that. He has been arrested previously for assault and battery and one of the people that he didn't pay has court documents to prove it. I know that the Bail Agent giving him the recoveries to go after has been made aware of Kelly Cresswell's failure to pay and he said he'd take care of it and what that consisted of was him calling Kelly and telling him to pay his people and that was it and still continued to give him work.
I just ask that if no one can help me get the money owed to me that someone can at least point me in the right direction on how to get Kelly Cresswell out of this business and behind bars where he deserves to be. If he doesn't get killed first because of his attitude when approaching fugitives and those associated with the fugitive he's going to get someone else killed. He needs to be stopped.