FRESNO – The United States Marshal Service in Fresno apprehended a woman who failed to show up for a bail hearing and could not be found for several weeks.
Gaylene Lynette Bolanos, 56, of Fresno, and seven other defendants were indicted in September 2013 by a federal grand jury for claiming more than $32 million fraudulent tax funds. Bolanos filed documents with the court claiming that she does not accept the authority of the government of the federal courts.
After being arraigned in October 2013, Bolanos was released from custody on a $5,000 bond and ordered to report on a regular basis to the Pretrial Services Office. In August 2014, she did not report to the office and was ordered to appear for a bail review hearing at the end of the month.
When Bolanos did not appear at the court hearing and did not respond to Pretrial Services’ attempts to contact her, the court issued a warrant for her arrest. After searching for her for several weeks, the Marshals Service finally located and arrested Bolanos on Tuesday in Fresno.
Bolanos faces 10 years in prison on a conspiracy charge and five years on each false claims charge against her.
Fresno Bee: Fresno woman wanted in tax fraud case arrested